ERIC Number: ED194459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Africa and Iberia to the Americas (Brazil): A Curriculum Development and Teacher Training Program.
Spanjer, Allan; Bales, Eugene, Jr.
This report provides a description of a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad study trip to Brazil. The central purpose of the trip was to establish a basis for further development of curricula which promotes intercultural understanding through study of cultural influences of minority groups. The focus was on African and Iberian carryover into the Americas with special emphasis on Brazil. One objective of this project was to broaden teacher-training curriculum at the university level through production of teacher resource modules on instruction which would effect changes in knowledge and attitudes toward the contributions made by ethnic groups to the larger society. The areas of the arts, social practices, religion, and family living were explored. An evaluation of the study trip is presented in this report as well as proposals for further cultural exchange. Recommendations are made for the development of studies in ethnic heritage contributions in the United States with particular attention to the contributions of black citizens. (JD)
Descriptors: African Culture, Black Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Minority Group Influences, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Program Evaluation, Social Values, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta.