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ERIC Number: ED060735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb-28
Pages: 15
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Social Studies as Social Anthropology: A Model for ESL Curricula.
Abbey, Karin L.
This paper describes a program of cultural education designed for elementary school children in a bilingual setting. The author argues that only through the study of other cultures can the child who enters the Anglo-American school system from a non-Anglo background appreciate fully the relationship between his culture and the dominant culture, and understand his place within the two cultures. The program suggested presents nine units, each one on the study of a particular culture. The cultures to be studied represent a wide variety of types selected for diversity in population size, language, subsistence, race, climate, and geography. The life of the child is considered in each culture. Each culture is studied objectively as an entity, without reference to or measurement against a master culture. Unit 10 provides a chance for the child to see differences and similarities among the cultures by classifying the children from the nine cultures in terms of the way they live. Different classification criteria produce various groupings, underlining a variety of differences and similarities. (VM)
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Note: Paper presented at the Sixth Annual TESOL Convention, Washington, D. C., February 28, 1972