ERIC Number: ED443914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Multicultural Education: Minorities in the Athletic and Academic Arenas.
Walker, C. R.; Jacobs, W. H.; Mellion-Patin, D.; Collins, D.; Simon, G.
The academic accomplishments of minorities are not as well known as their athletic accomplishments. In the new millennium, the barriers that limit the expression of true academic acumen of women, African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans must be minimized. This paper deals with ways minorities in the athletic and academic areas can further advance the cause of true multiculturalism. The paper offers suggestions about how to achieve a greater recognition of the contributions of minorities in academics as well as athletics. Minority athletes should continue to give back to their ethnic communities as they increase their emphasis on economic development. Minority athletes must make wise choices and remember that they are role models. Minorities in the academic arena should work toward true multicultural education, and those who develop curriculum should emphasize the contributions of minorities to society. (Contains 18 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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