ERIC Number: ED367873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Culture. Final Report.
Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
This document reports on a project conducted to develop a curriculum to enable adult learners to explore their own and others' cultures while participating in reading, writing, math, English-as-a-Second-Language, or social studies course offered by adult basic education providers throughout Pennsylvania. The curriculum manual in this report consists of an instructor's guide and 10 packets of learner-developed cultural materials. Included in the instructor's guide are the following: suggestions for using the curriculum, an overview of the cultural packets, two model lesson plans for teachers to use in helping classes identify, explore, and document class members' cultures, and the 10 student-developed cultural packets in which students document their own cultures through their own writings and art. Each of the 10 packets deals with the cultures of one of the following groups: West Philadelphians; homeless people; persons in recovery; Black women; grandmothers, mothers, daughters, and sisters; dreamers; math learners; learners of English; computer users, and workers. A 52-item list of recommended readings is provided. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Blacks, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Females, Homeless People, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Material Development, Models, Multicultural Education, State Curriculum Guides, Student Developed Materials
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); 353 Project