ERIC Number: ED368906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reflections on Teaching at the "Margins": Reconceptualizing Multicultural Education.
Mack, Eva Meredith
This thesis undertakes an exploration of teaching at the margins in an effort to articulate teaching assumptions to improve education of multicultural groups. The methodology of retrospective dialogue is explained in chapter 1. Chapter 2 describes two theories that have been advanced for the education of poor/immigrant/working class children--traditional/acculturationist and multicultural/assimilationist. The assumptions of these theories are presented and contrasted with evolving ones. The dialogue of chapter 3 recapitulates the experiences and thought processes as they have interacted with experiences across classrooms and over the years. Through a dialogue on philosophy and pedagogy, the idea of synthesis emerges. Chapter 4 articulates the dialogue's emergent ideas about teaching socioeconomically and educationally underprepared adults. It presents an alternative model of Multicultural Education against Marginality, which reconciles ideological partisanship and commitment to the tenets of multiculturalism with the principles and practices of effective teaching. Contains 73 references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.