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ERIC Number: ED178640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Learner-Centered Approach to Multi-Cultural Education: Some Beginnings.
Muskal, Fred
This paper uses Edward T. Hall's theory of Primary Message Systems (PMS) as a basis for suggesting ways in which multicultural education can be organized around a learner's everyday life. It is argued that typical multicultural education programs do not take into account the variety and complexity of a learner's everyday life at home, in the school and in the community. Suggestions are presented within the context of the PMS theory and focus on the teacher's role in developing questions and activities that address the home, school and street subcultures of the learner. Emphasis is placed on the active participation of learners in research and discussion. Additional readings are suggested for the educator who might wish to develop this type of multicultural education approach in his or her classroom. (EB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Primary Message Systems
Note: Paper presented at the National Association for Asian American and Pacific Education Conference (San Francisco, California, April 25-27, 1979); Not available in paper copy due to reproduction quality of original document