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ERIC Number: EJ822398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Examining the Presidential Libraries: Students Find Biases and Recommend a Multicultural Perspective
Baptiste, H. Prentice; Townsend, Katie
Multicultural Education, v16 n1 p48-52 Fall 2008
The primary focus of research that the authors have undertaken at New Mexico State University for the past several years can be summed up with the question--are Presidential Libraries educational institutions or are they simply political monuments and messages? The authors have conducted extensive investigations involving visitations to ten Presidential Libraries, telephone inquiries, email correspondences, searches of the presidential websites, and most recently a critical analysis of the Presidential series on C-SPAN and the published Presidential Timelines. In all of this, they set out to gather some answers to the following questions: What if anything are the Presidential Libraries doing for education? Is the information being disseminated through the Libraries appropriately multicultural in its perspective, or is it more narrow and biased? What can be done to enhance the educational programs of Presidential Libraries so that they are "more accountable to the diverse public" and "a fair equitable message about the Presidents of the United States" is sent out to students young and old? In this article, the authors describe the results of their investigations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States