ERIC Number: ED174738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Demystifying the Concept of Culture: Theoretical and Conceptual Tools, Monograph I.
Arvizu, Steven F.; And Others
This monograph describes some concepts and methods developed in anthropology which may help parents, teachers, and other educators clarify their own cultural perspectives. Emphasis is placed on the role that these concepts and methods can play in helping educators, particularly bilingual teachers, deal more effectively with culture based educational problems. Specific topics addressed ethnocentrism; (3) ideal culture and real culture; (4) explicit culture and implicit definitions of culture and its personal nature; (2) cultural relativity and ethnocentrism; (3) cultural insider and cultural outsider; and (6) views of culture as culture; (5) cultural insider and cultural outsider; and (6) views of culture as fixed and changing. Taken into consideration is the role of the teacher as a cultural transmitter. The effectiveness of using the cross cultural perspective of anthropology with students and in training programs for administrators and teachers is also discussed. (EB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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