ERIC Number: ED347606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Global Awareness in the First Grade Classroom by Advocating the Awareness of Self and the Cultural Differences of Others.
Sperrazza, Susan S.
A practicum aimed to increase global awareness in the first grade classroom. The problem was that the students were very "Americanized," predominantly white, and rarely exposed to other cultures. Therefore, the students could not recognize commonalities among people and could not understand the cultural differences in others. The major goal was to increase global awareness in all five first grade classrooms by advocating the similarities of self and the cultural differences of others using a thematic, integrated approach. Language-experience charts, portfolios, charts, and student journals were used during the implementation phase to document student growth. The results of the practicum were very positive. All four objectives were successfully reached and surpassed the original expectations. The outcome of the project was demonstrated through improved student attitudes, new friendships, and positive behaviors toward other students and among the five first grade teachers. The students are now more aware of their own needs, and the similarities and differences of others. (Three appendixes--teacher interview questions and personal observation/sample statements--and 17 references are attached.) (Author/PRA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cultural Sensitivity; Global Awareness; Self Awareness
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.