Transforming Curriculum for a Culturally Diverse Society
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Transforming Curriculum for a Culturally Diverse Society by Etta R. Hollins
Book DescriptionThe intention of this book is to engage educators in transforming the public school curriculum for a culturally diverse society. This means more than including knowledge about diverse populations. It means reconceptualizing school practices through debate, deliberation, and collaboration involving the diverse voices that comprise the nation. Certain key questions must be addressed in this process: * What should be the purpose of schooling in a culturally diverse society? * Who should be involved in curriculum planning and what process should be employed? * How is the actualized curriculum differentiated? * What is the relationship between school practices and the structure of the larger society? * How should the curriculum be evaluated? The authors of the essays in this book address critical perspectives from which a framework is constructed for a discourse on planning curriculum for a culturally diverse society. In a substantive introduction, Hollins presents the major themes and overall goals of the book and describes how the readings in each of the four parts are linked to each other and to these themes and goals. Each part begins with critical questions and an overview to provide a framework and a focus for the readings that follow, and concludes with suggested learning experiences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805880335
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 12-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Etta R. Hollins
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This text is intended to assist teachers in understanding their own thinking and in identifying ways to draw upon their students' experiential backgrounds and learning propensities, in order to develop meaningful classroom experiences in a culturally diverse society.
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