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ERIC Number: ED149363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 18
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Cultural Relativism: As Strategy for Teaching the "Culturally-Different."
Palmer, Cecelia Nails
"Cultural relativism" exists when individuals can choose the values and responsible life styles that afford the natural and best vehicles of productive and positive expression. This paper suggests a strategy for accomplishing this kind of cultural acceptance in the present educational system. It calls for the transmission of basic, unbiased data in the classroom; the instruction of students in the tools of critical analysis; and the identification of the philosophical and political values that have emerged throughout time, rather than the indoctrination of certain values. Sharing knowledge, considering culturally different answers to basic questions, and tapping survival experiences are methods the paper suggests for achieving cultural respect and understanding in classroom discussions. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (67th, New York City, November 24-26, 1977)