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Curriculum Design

  • Applications of "Multiculturalism" Demonstrated by Elementary Preservice Science Teachers
    This study examined 38 thematic units prepared by preservice elementary teachers at the end of their science methods class and their second semester in an urban, field-based program, investigating how they addressed principles of diversity and multiculturalism. The units had either a science theme or science integrated with themes from other disciplines.
  • Archaeology and Intercultural Education in the Elementary Grades: An Example from Minnesota
    Advocates the use of archaeology and anthropology as tools for delivering multicultural education in the elementary setting. Argues that archaeology demonstrates to children the ways that various cultures have solved problems related to a common set of human needs.
  • Bunker Hill Community College: A Common Experience for Lifelong Learning
    Describes the design, implementation, and assessment of the general education program at Bunker Hill Community College, in Boston, Massachusetts. Indicates that the program is designed to serve as an academic commons where students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds can come together and share common intellectual experiences.
  • Controlling Curriculum Knowledge: Multicultural Politics and Policymaking
    Utilizes New York state's development and attempted implementation of multicultural education as a case study providing a concise yet thorough examination of the principles, objectives, and controversies surrounding this issue. Delineates the people and organizations involved in grass roots organizing and media representation on both sides of the issue.
  • CPL: Designing Classroom Curriculum for Personalized Learning
    "The purpose of this module is to help teachers design curriculum and teaching that will accomodate the widest possible student diversity, including students who are officially labeled ”disabled”. The logic of the inclusion of all learners in general education contexts frees both general and special educators from the task of seeking out and naming student learning differences and deficits.
  • From Co-Cultures to Community: Diversity at Miami-Dade Community College
    Presents findings from extensive interviews with faculty, administrators, and staff describing how Miami-Dade Community College serves its multiracial and multicultural district through curriculum design, professional development, and hiring policies. Argues that diversity is a characteristic of quality education.
  • Guidelines for Global and International Studies Education: Challenges, Cultures, and Connections
    Argues that the high public interest in contemporary international issues has opened a window of opportunity for effecting change in the national global-studies curriculum. Develops guidelines that summarize what concerned scholars and educators recommend as the international dimension of education for K-12 students.
  • Miami-Dade Community College: Applications at the Wolfson Campus
    Reviews the Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) general education program, focusing on the program's specific applications at MDCC's Wolfson Campus. Indicates that general education at the Campus involves education in environmental issues, social studies, humanities, multicultural awareness, the cultivation of individual responsibility, and thinking skills.
  • Multicultural Education for Learners with Exceptionalities. Advances in Special Education Series, Volume 12
    This volume contains a collection of chapters written by individuals in the fields of general and special education on multicultural education and students with exceptionalities.
  • No Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow
    By 1993, New York City's multicultural and innovative Children of the Rainbow curriculum had been discontinued and the education chancellor fired. This article examines the curriculum's development and implementation and the controversies surrounding it.
  • Plato's "Republic" in the Core Curriculum: Multiculturalism and the Canon Debate
    Discusses the debate surrounding multiculturalism and the expansion of the literary canon by examining Stanford University's decision not to require Plato's "Republic." Suggests that the criteria for the core curriculum should not be principally based on the extent to which a work contributes to the reduction of demeaning attitudes. (28 citations) (MAB).
  • Secondary Education in Italy. Guide to Secondary Education in Europe Series
    Italy's 1948 Constitution of the Republic reformed lower secondary education, making schooling compulsory for all citizens. This guide highlights the complex nature of the secondary education system in Italy.
  • Special Education in Multicultural Contexts
    This book examines the impact of cultural and linguistic diversity on the learning of children with disabilities and giftedness, and explores multicultural education and the ways that multicultural perspectives can be taught to children with disabilities.
  • Teaching Diversity Skills in Law School: One School's Experience
    The evolution of a diversity education program at McGeorge School of Law (University of the Pacific, California) is chronicled and response to it is discussed. The program involved a lecture on cultural sensitivity and follow-up small-group discussion sessions involving faculty and students.
  • The Unexplored: Art Education Historians' Failure to Consider the Southwest
    Observes that, as concerns for multicultural education increase, art-education historians' inattention to areas outside of the Northeast becomes apparent. Uses New Mexico as an example of a state meeting multicultural needs in art education, but points out that much information about New Mexico cannot be found in mainstream art-education publications.
  • Transforming Curriculum for a Culturally Diverse Society
    This book is primarily designed for graduate courses in curriculum development and theory, and aims to assist practitioners in facilitating the shift in public school curriculum to accommodate large-scale trends toward a more culturally diverse society.