Dr. Duane Campbell

Duane Campbell

Why California Students
Do Not Understand Chicano/Latino History

Dr. Duane Campbell, BMED (emeritus), has been organizing testimony to change the history-social science Framework for California schools. The current Framework was written in 1987 and ignores Chicano/Latino history and Asian history. The state Frameworks control the written and the selection of text books in California. The Framework was scheduled to be revised in 1994, 2000, and 2007, but it was not. This story is told in Chossing Democracy: a practical guide to multicultural education ( 2010) by Duane Campbell, with co-authored sections by a number of Sacramento State faculty. This willfull refusal to include Chicano/Latino and Asian history is a continuing example of cultural imperialism. Dr. Campbell will speak on the current status of the Framework, California textbooks adoption, curriculum development, on multicultural education, and the role of the university in challenging ideological hegemony. Co-authors of the book will be present to respond to questions.

Monday, November 30, 2009
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Hinde Auditorium, University Union

Light Refreshments will be served