ERIC Number: ED066417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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A Human Relations Guide for Teachers; Linguistic Minorities in the Classroom.
Epstein, Erwin H., Ed.; Pizzillo, Joseph J., Ed.
This resource book is a collection of articles, reports of classroom observations, discussion questions, learning strategies, and suggested classroom activities appropriate to various curricular areas such as language arts and social studies on topics that often arise in the schooling of children from minority groups, especially from linguistic minorities. Its purpose is to enlighten teachers and school personnel about the implications of educating children of diverse cultural backgrounds, especially Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and American Indians, to accept an "American" ethic and ideal. The guide is arranged into three major parts. I) School-Community Relations examines school and minority community issues, and includes special sections on youth militancy as an authority reaction and on the use of bilingual programs as a means of averting or resolving tension. II) Observations of Linguistic Group Behavior In the Classroom focuses on school and minority conflicts in the classroom, including both controlled studies and in-class observations of pupil-pupil and teacher-pupil interaction, and provides a special section on problems of language. III) Human Relations Activities for Teachers concludes the book. (SJM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indians, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Cultural Awareness, Culture Conflict, Elementary Education, Ethnic Studies, Human Relations, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Puerto Ricans, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
ERIC/ChESS, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (for loan only)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.