ERIC Number: ED129679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Planning Cross-Cultural Lessons: Specifications for the Design of Thirty-Three Learning Activities. A National Seminar Publication.
Casteel, J. Doyle; Williford, Miriam
Specifications are provided for the design of 33 student activities that teachers may use to plan and conduct cross-cultural lessons. The book is appropriate for use in elementary, secondary, and higher education. Six dimensions of cross-cultural understanding and inquiry are discussed in terms of learning conditions which the teacher needs to create in order to develop and use learning activities. The book does not list specific activities, but it discusses general types of activities best suited to learning in each dimension. Specifications are given for design and use of activities which (1) stress acquisition of accurate information about other cultures; (2) help students acquire and apply concepts that will increase their ability to understand cross-cultural behavior; (3) demonstrate use of analytical constructs to organize cross-cultural inquiry; (4) refine valuing skills within social and cultural restraints; and (5) simulate conditions found in a culture other than the students' own culture of socialization. (AV)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Education, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Values
Latin American Studies Association, Box 5102 Winthrop College Station, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733 ($3.00 softbound)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tinker Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Latin American Studies Association, Inc., Gainesville, FL.