ERIC Number: ED389635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
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Design and Implementation of an Inter-Cultural Studies Program for Young Children.
Stepenoff, Linda Kay
This paper addresses the problem that children in the school were not participating in relevant inter-cultural studies that were contextual and interactive. The study was conducted in a private, tuition-based, enrichment program which included a kindergarten during school hours and an afterschool program for kindergarteners through fifth graders. The school was located in a southwest U.S. metropolitan city and had an enrollment of 115 students. A curriculum model was designed and implemented to use intercultural studies in a multidisciplinary, integrated, and play-oriented approach. The 12-week implementation phase involved the assimilation and dissemination of information about selected cultures into 'hands-on' activities that incorporated basic learning components and life skills. The model was transferable to other teachers, alternative units, holidays, and for verbal use by the children. Samples of the model are included. Contains 29 references. (EH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.