ERIC Number: ED327455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
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Developing an Understanding of Haitian Culture through Select Social Studies Objectives in a Class for Learning Disabled Students.
Paggett, Camilla Felicia
Designed to introduce global perspectives in a sixth-grade class for learning disabled students, this program was designed to help students develop an understanding of Haitian culture and a sense of empathy for persons of Haitian background. The program contained seven strategies: film watching, game playing, food sampling, class discussions, story reading, Gestalt strategies, and societal media involvement. At the conclusion of the 10-week program, all of the students showed a significant gain in understanding Haitian culture and a sense of caring for students of Haitian background. Understanding and empathy are crucial in schools where many Haitian children attend, but the methods and strategies can have broad applicability. Pretests and postests, an attitudinal questionnaire, and a weekly questionnaire were used to monitor student progress; these are contained in the appendices. (DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Educational Research, Foreign Culture, Global Approach, Grade 6, Immigrants, Intermediate Grades, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies, Multicultural Education, Social Studies, Special Needs Students, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Haiti; Haitian Culture
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.