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Melendez, David; And Others – Theory into Practice, 1981
Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans have had different geographical and cultural experiences. Problems specific to each group, and educational strategies to solve them, are presented to promote cultural pluralism in the schools. (JN)
Descriptors: Cubans, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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Porter, Julia Damron – Theory into Practice, 1981
Most Appalachians are similar to mainstream America--White, Anglo-Saxon, and Protestant. However, the similarity has created an invisibility which has resulted in Appalachians being one of the most neglected of minority groups. Appalachians differ markedly from the mainstream in values and history. (JN)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Culture Lag, Curriculum Development, Economically Disadvantaged
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Chiago, Robert K. – Theory into Practice, 1981
Education has been used as the primary weapon in the White man's arsenal toward changing Indian tribal cultures. Indians are often treated in the classroom as an almost mythical group of people. Textbooks which contain incorrect or stereotypical information often cause Indian children to develop negative self-perceptions. (JN)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Cultural Pluralism
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Krolikowski, Walter P. – Theory into Practice, 1981
The Polish experience in America is explored through three different but related topics: the Pole as immigrant; the ambivalent role of education; and attitudes toward change. (JN)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict, Curriculum Development
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Grambs, Jean Dresden – Theory into Practice, 1981
Since young children are aware of individual differences at an early age, social studies education should provide an understanding of the differences inherent in various ethnic and cultural groups. Strategies can be developed for both younger students and adolescents which would teach about ethnicity, immigration, and acculturation. (JN)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Studies
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Campbell, Roald F. – Theory Into Practice, 1976
Cultural pluralism is an issue that must be dealt with by the whole society but that places two specific demands upon the schools themselves: the development of a curriculum that teaches about the nature of cultural pluralism and the development of a governance system reflecting that pluralism. (MB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy
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Harris, Ben M.; Valverde, Leonard A. – Theory Into Practice, 1976
To meet the challenges of a pluralistic world, educational supervisors must (1) make multi-cultural relations a dominant aspect of supervising practice, (2) find ways to reduce political influences and increase instructional considerations, (3) aid in staff retraining to promote creative teaching for cultural pluralism, and (4) develop curriculum…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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Price, Jeremy; Valli, Linda – Theory into Practice, 1998
Examines how institutions can provide support for diversity in preservice teacher education, focusing on the institutional context in which teacher educators work as they craft multicultural teacher preparation programs. Support includes strong institutional leadership and a campuswide vision for change, recruitment and retention of diverse…
Descriptors: College Role, Colleges, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Pluralism