ERIC Number: ED392264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Multicultural Classes. 2nd Revised Edition.
Lewis, Marilyn; Taylor, Ray
The guide is designed to assist teachers in postsecondary education, particularly vocational education, with some students from language backgrounds other than English. It both offers suggestions for classroom organization and interaction and poses questions to stimulate teachers' examination of the processes at work in the learning situation. Sections address these topics: applying general principles of good teaching in a multicultural context; encouraging students to think; teaching students to ask questions; encouraging interactive reading; providing feedback; preparing students for examinations; organizing classroom seating and interaction; vocabulary development for new concepts; encouraging students to use English language; teachers' commonly asked questions; and wording classroom questions. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Feedback, Foreign Countries, Language Role, Language Usage, Limited English Speaking, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Reading Instruction, Testing, Vocabulary Development, Vocational Education
TAFE NSW Multicultural Education Unit, 6-8 Holden St., Ashfield, New South Wales, 2131, Australia ($6.95 Australian, plus postage and handling, if applicable).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New South Wales TAFE Multicultural Education Unit, Ashfield (Australia).