ERIC Number: ED087698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
The Cultural Literacy Laboratory: A New Dimension in Multicultural Teacher Education.
Arizona Univ., Tucson.
The goal of the Cultural Literacy Laboratory is to provide educators with crosscultural adaptive skills needed to acclimate to different cultures and to reduce the effect of culture shock. These skills are of particular importance to teachers working in bilingual and multicultural classrooms. A culturally literate educator is one who is aware of his ethnicity and who possesses the skills of crosscultural communication. Based on social scientific theory, the laboratory incorporates and reinforces the participant's previous social science concepts and methodology. It also allows him to practice new skills and techniques in a variety of experience-based activities. Instruments that are used in the laboratory are Rokeach Scale E and the Cultural Literacy Inventory (copies of which are included as an appendix). (JA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson.