ERIC Number: ED160677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
A Guide to Culture in the Classroom.
The relationship of language, culture, and education in the bilingual classroom is explored in this document. Among the topics that are addressed are: the nature and scope of culture; sociocultural influences on learning and teaching; cultural identity; and culture traits and generalizations. Inservice and pre-service training procedures for developing cultural competencies in bilingual educators are recommended. A list of questions that can be asked by teachers in bilingual education programs is provided. These questions address various aspects of culture such as family, religion, interpersonal relationships, food, etc. In addition to the questions, basic data collection skills that are needed to get answers to the different questions are discussed. Ways that cultural information can be applied to classroom practice, curriculum development and evaluation are suggested. Also included are a list of competencies that are important for the cultural component of bilingual programs, as well as a bibliography on the topic of bilingualism and biculturalism in education. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Arlington, VA.