ERIC Number: ED222638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Building Multi-Cultural Awareness--A Teaching Approach for Learner Centered Education.
The Lutheran Settlement House Women's Program has offered many different avenues of personal exploration for more than 5,000 women in its Philadelphia neighborhood for 6 years. The women's program components include adult basic education classes, self-development workshops, a community-based degree-oriented college program, a bilingual crisis hotline for abused women and children, employment counseling and job readiness training, personal counseling, and free childcare for participants. This manual is designed to describe and share the experience of developing this multi-cultural awareness project. The manual articulates a learner-centered approach for the development of curriculum materials for adult education classes which explore and analyze people's experiences living in a multi-racial, multi-cultural community. The process, teaching approach, and materials used in the project are included in the manual, along with a description of the women's program. The manual also contains a bibliography and list of resources. Appendixes to the manual provide techniques for six inservice sessions and the materials for the project's "Lighthouse" program. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Blacks, Curriculum Development, Displaced Homemakers, Females, Guidelines, Hispanic Americans, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Leaders Guides, Literacy Education, Mothers, Multicultural Education, One Parent Family, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Instruction, Womens Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Education and Training Programs.
Authoring Institution: Lutheran Social Mission Society, Philadelphia, PA. Lutheran Settlement House.
Identifiers: Lutheran Settlement House PA; 310 Project