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ERIC Number: ED391784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Kentucky Education Reform: Towards the Practice of Multiculturalism in Teaching.
Hinton, Samuel
This position paper suggests ways in which the practice of multiculturalism in teaching could be enhanced within the context of Kentucky's school reform. The Kentucky Education Reform Plan advocated high educational goals for students; developed an accountability system that rewarded schools which improved the success of students and intervened in schools that did not; provided for school councils composed of educators, parents, and teachers who made decisions on curriculum, instruction, and school management; increased funding for professional development and technology; established early childhood education programs to help students at risk become better prepared for school; and made changes in structure to reduce politicization of education in many school districts and to correct the financial disparity between wealthier and poorer school districts. The Kentucky Revised Statutes and six learning goals and their implications for multicultural education are summarized. The goals are: (1) basic communication and mathematical skills; (2) core concepts and principles pertaining to science, mathematics, social studies, arts and humanities, practical living skills, vocational studies, and cultural heritage; (3) self sufficiency, adaptability and flexibility, self control and discipline, ethical values, and independent learning; (4) responsible group membership and teamwork; (5) critical thinking and problem solving; and (6) knowledge integration. Pertinent literature on multicultural education is reviewed, looking at the philosophical basis for multicultural education, guidelines for developing multicultural curricula, parental and family involvement, and classroom techniques. Finally, the proposed multicultural education plan is outlined. (ND)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky