ERIC Number: ED386964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Multicultural Classes. Multicultural Handbooks I.
Lewis, Marilyn; Taylor, Ray
The handbook of classroom techniques and activities is designed for teachers in postsecondary institutions who have adult students for whom English is a second language. The underlying philosophy is that the learning experience of these students is not extremely different from those of native English-speaking students, and that their needs and experiences differ in degree, not in kind. The guide addresses these issues in the multicultural classroom context: applying general principles of teaching (explaining the points of the lesson, motivating students, involving students, checking understanding, providing a variety of learning experiences); encouraging students to think; teaching students to ask questions; interactive reading; providing feedback; preparing students for examinations; organizing the classroom; making meaning clear; encouraging students to use new language; and asking questions. Contains six references. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Language Role, Language Usage, Limited English Speaking, Multicultural Education, Postsecondary Education, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New South Wales TAFE Commission, St. Leonards (Australia).