ERIC Number: ED371049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Education in a Diverse and Unequal Society: Manhattan Country School's Multicultural Program.
For over 25 years, the Manhattan Country School, a private school for kindergarten through grade 8, has made intense and successful efforts to maintain a racially and ethnically diverse student population and staff, partly through building an awareness of human diversity into its curriculum and instruction. Recent interest in multicultural education in practice led to the creation of this report to explain the policies and practices of the school as they operate for each age group. Chapter 1 reviews some of the debates surrounding multicultural education. Chapter 2 describes the school's own analysis of social conditions that stimulated creation of its educational programs. The involvement of parents from the "Black and Latin Caucus" in shaping the school's philosophy, and the current discourse about gender equity are described. Other chapters consider the multicultural programs in the Lower School (through grade 4), the Upper School (grades 5 through 8), and in the school's special programs. The school attempts to give its students an intellectual understanding of cultural diversity as well as experience with diverse groups through in-school and community-service interactions. (SLD)
Descriptors: Community Services, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Equal Education, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, Private Schools, Program Development, Sex Differences
Manhattan Country School, 7 E. 96th Street, New York, NY 10128 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National 4-H Council, Chevy Chase, MD.