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ERIC Number: ED430990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Confluent Education, Multicultural Education, and New Standards for the 21st Century.
Hackbarth, Steven L.
This paper describes elements of the "New Standards" program that have been set for selected school districts across the United States and challenges people to assess how conceptions of "confluent education" and "multicultural education" may contribute to reaching the proposed new standards. The goal of the New Standards Project is to develop explicit standards for student performance in every grade and subject that are comparable with the highest around the world. "Confluent education" may be conceived of as "an engagement of students in spirited inquiry along paths continuously being mapped by scholars in each of the academic disciplines." The justified expansion of what counts as truth enriches confluent education. Appreciation of multicultural perspectives and advancement of curricula that adapt content and objectives as well as methods of instruction and evaluation to meet the learning needs of diverse students is at the heart of such enrichment, and will ensure that the "new standards" for the 21st century are well-grounded and content sensitive. (Contains 2 figures, a list of 31 resources, and 31 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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