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Overview [microform] : Diversity and Education Reform / Donna Christian
Bib ID 5556154
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Christian, Donna
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1993 
7 p. 
Summary

As an introduction to a 1992 symposium of educators, administrators, researchers, and legislators concerned with the education of minority students, this paper reviews the overriding issues related to diversity and American education reform in the context of Goal 3 of the National Education Goals. Framed in a context of economic uncertainty, social fragmentation, and political unrest, diversity in society worldwide has emerged as a prime focus for concern. The rapidly changing demography of the U.S. population is described. The number of language minority youth and young adults continues to grow dramatically, but their level of academic achievement lags significantly behind that of their language majority counterparts and appears to be rapidly worsening. It is suggested that although the impetus for educational reform comes at least in part from a response to the conditions created by increasing diversity, the leaders of the movement have largely failed to involve language minorities or address their concerns. Contains 20 references. (LB)

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ERIC Note: In: The Issues of Language and Culture: Proceedings of a Symposium Convened by the Center for Applied Linguistics (Washington, D.C., October 5, 1992). The National Education Goals, Goal 3; see FL 021 041.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Cultural Pluralism.  |  Diversity (Student)  |  Educational Assessment.  |  Educational Change.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  English (Second Language)  |  Ethnic Groups.  |  Language of Instruction.  |  Limited English Speaking.  |  Minority Groups.  |  Multicultural Education.  |  Policy Formation.  |  State Standards.  |  National Education Goals 1990
Form/genre Opinion Papers.
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