ERIC Number: ED457754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Student Movements for Multiculturalism: Challenging the Curricular Color Line in Higher Education.
This book explores whether courses that focus on issues such as race/ethnicity, cultural diversity, cultural pluralism, and ethnic studies should be required for bachelor's degrees. The study focuses on the American cultures breadth requirement at the University of California-Berkeley and the ethnic studies requirement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, showing how student demands for multiculturalism in the curriculum resulted in these requirements. The chapters are: (1) "There Is No Progress without Struggle"; (2) "Challenging the Curricular Color Line at UW-Madison"; (3) "The Long March to American Cultures at UC-Berkeley"; (4) "From Process to Product: Substantive Development and Implementation of the Requirements"; (5) "Institutionalizing the Challenge: The Future of Curricular Multiculturalism"; and (6) "Multiculturalism: Closing or Opening the American Mind?" Four appendixes contain methodological notes, lists of members of committees that drafted the multicultural requirements at the two institutions, and lists of the courses satisfying the requirements at both institutions. (Contains 306 endnotes.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Course Content, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum, Diversity (Student), Ethnic Studies, Ethnicity, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Racial Differences
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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