ERIC Number: ED499037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 19
Multicultural Awareness Project for Institutional Transformation: MAP IT
Miksch, Karen L.; Higbee, Jeanne L.; Jehangir, Rashne R.; Lundell, Dana Britt; Bruch, Patrick L.; Siaka, Kwabena; Dotson, Michael V.
Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy, University of Minnesota
The Multicultural Awareness Project for Institutional Transformation (MAP IT) was developed at the University of Minnesota's General College with the goal of integrating multicultural education within higher education. As the acronym indicates, the aim is transformative. MAP IT is an adaptation of "Diversity Within Unity: Essential Principles for Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Society" (Banks et al., 2001), created to make the report findings regarding primary and secondary multicultural education applicable to higher education. MAP IT has culminated in the comprehensive set of 10 Guiding Principles presented in this Executive Summary. This publication also contains four survey instruments designed to aid in measuring the extent to which institutions of higher education centralize multicultural education and incorporate the guiding principles. A process is advocated that utilizes the principles and questionnaires to bring about a multicultural transformation in higher education. A bibliography of suggested readings is also provided.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, Consciousness Raising, Guidelines, Questionnaires, Educational Change, Access to Education, Governance, Participative Decision Making, Faculty Development, Student Development, Social Influences, School Role, Skill Development, Extracurricular Activities
Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy (CRDEUL). University of Minnesota, General College, 340 Appleby Hall, 128 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-625-6411; Fax: 612-625-0709; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/CRDEUL
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy.