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ERIC Number: ED091375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Pages: 24
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Chicano Cultural Diversity: Implications for CBTE.
Garcia, Ernest F.
This paper focuses on the competencies that teachers need in working with Chicano children by describing the culture filter concept, discussing cultural pluralism, and stressing the importance of a competency-based teacher education (CBTE) program specifically relating to the Chicano. The culture filter concept suggests using knowledge of cultural factors to arrange an environment where children perceive themselves positively to enhance learning. The discussion on cultural pluralism emphasizes the differences within a cultural group and suggests that the teachers focus on the needs of each subgroup. Next, the importance of CBTE programs in the education of Chicanos is stressed. Requirements to prepare candidates to teach effectively in a culturally diverse society and illustrative performance objectives for CBTE candidates are presented. The author concludes that cultural differences can hinder learning when the conditions do not accommodate those differences. Therefore, teachers need those competencies which will enable them to understand and utilize aspects of cultural diversity which will increase changes of success for the learner. A 13-item bibliography is included. (PD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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