ERIC Number: ED373419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Multiculturalism: Myths and Realities.
Lloyd, Patricia G.
Updating School Board Policies, v25 n2 p1-5 1994
In recent years, educators and policymakers have been concerned with the growing need to consider implementation and maintenance of multicultural or cross-cultural educational programs in elementary and secondary schools. This article discusses the need for multicultural education and the means by which school boards can begin to implement, evaluate, or revise such programs. Common misconceptions about multicultural education programs are first addressed, followed by a description of multicultural education that works. The Prospect Middle School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is described next as a model for establishing a multicultural center. Suggestions are offered to school boards for developing curriculum guidelines and evaluating program outcomes. In conclusion, the goals of policies, programs, and curricula should be to help students learn, think, and behave in ways that foster democracy and mutual respect. This is the goal of American education and the charge society gives to local school boards. (LMI)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.