ERIC Number: ED420599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
"E Pluribus Unum": What Does It Mean? How Should We Respond?
Patrick, John J.
This keynote address examines the clashing viewpoints of unity and diversity on the meanings of "e pluribus unum." The continuing debate can be cataloged and clarified by three "ideal-type" models of conceptions: (1) monolithic integration; (2) pluralistic preservation; and (3) pluralistic integration. The speaker examines the main themes of these three models or conceptions, the congruence of each conception with social reality in the past and present, and the compatibility of each model with the principles and practices of education for citizenship in a constitutional democracy. (EH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Keynote address presented at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Council for the Social Studies (Dearborn, MI, February 6, 1997).