ERIC Number: ED377838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Multicultural School Library Services.
Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Instructional Resources Branch.
A major characteristic of Canadian society has been an increasingly multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-linguistic population. It has become evident that there is a critical need for the educational system to respond more effectively and more creatively to the needs of a diverse society. In order to address this issue, the Manitoba government has issued a number of initiatives, one of which is making learning materials available to educators. This publication was developed in keeping with federal and provincial policies, and in recognition of the important function of school library materials and programs in education, and have been produced to assist teacher-librarians and school administrators in evaluating their existing resources, services and programs, and to provide a framework for long-term school library planning. Guidelines are provided in the following areas: (1) planning for a multicultural library collection and program; (2) teaching identification of bias in literature, development of self-esteem, and promotion of intercultural understanding and learning; (3) developing a multiculturally balanced collection, including resources by and about diverse cultures; (4) developing and encouraging community involvement in the school library programs; (5) observing affirmative action standards in staffing and making available staff development programs pertaining to multicultural education; and (6) offering some bibliographic access in official languages. Appendices include The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; Canadian Multiculturalism Act; and a statement of government policy for a multicultural society. (MAS)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Intercultural Programs, Library Administration, Library Collection Development, Library Planning, Multicultural Education, School Libraries
Manitoba Education and Training, Instructional Resources Branch, 1181 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3G 0T3, Canada. Direction des ressources educatives francaises (DREF), 200 avenue de la Cathedrale, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H OH7 Canada (French version).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Instructional Resources Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada