ERIC Number: ED174737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Demystifying the Concept of Culture: Methodological Tools and Techniques, Monograph II. Bilinqual Education Training Series.
Gibson, Margaret A.; Arvizu, Steven F.
This monograph describes techniques and methods which may be used by parents, teachers, and other educators who are working to make schools more responsive to students from different language and cultural backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on the techniques and methods used by anthropological fieldworkers to study culture and their usefulness in solving culturally based educational problems. A review of the basic techniques includes a discussion of: (1) their purposes and strengths; (2) the steps involved in using them; (3) the limitations of various techniques and some cautions about their use; and (4) suggested learning projects which can be used by educators to practice the techniques. The basic techniques covered include participation, observation, recording, interviewing, event analysis, life history, and written essays. Major phases in a research project and ethical issues which should be considered in such a project are also discussed. (EB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Educational Anthropology, Educational Problems, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Role, Research Methodology, Research Projects, Social Science Research, Student Needs, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Sacramento. Cross-Cultural Resource Center.
Note: For related documents see UD 019 683-688