ERIC Number: ED160767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Teaching Tips on Cultural Differences in Vocational Education. A Guidebook of Selected Activities for Teaching Students Who Are Ethnically and/or Culturally Different.
Sheppard, N. Alan; And Others
Intended to aid secondary school vocational education teachers, this document provides learning activities for educators to use in meeting the needs of culturally diverse students and outlines strategies to improve teaching effectiveness in overcoming cultural differences. Section I summarizes background information on cultural pluralism and the cultural diversity in education. Four groups are identified as constituting the majority of ethnic groups in the U.S.: Blacks, American Indians, Hispanics, and Orientals. While section II gives an overview of cultural diversity in vocational education, section III is divided into parts to cover the attributes of each of the four major ethnic groups. Both sections II and III contain learning activities, objectives, group activity sheets, informative handouts, and annotated resource lists for additional information. The learning activities in section III primarily consist of discussions designed to increase the teacher's awareness of how cultural heritages differ from the Anglo culture that dominates the school system and how these differences can affect school behavior and performance of culturally diverse students. Section III also provides activities aimed at developing teaching strategies that recognize the uniqueness of Black-, Hispanic-, Asian-, and Native-American cultures. Section IV deals with implications for instructional strategies and the teacher's role in working with culturally diverse pupils, such as understanding the special psychological, emotional, and security needs of these students. (ELG)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Behavior Patterns, Blacks, Competency Based Teacher Education, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Traits, Ethnicity, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Spanish Americans, Student Needs, Students, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Harry L. Smith, Public Information and Publications, State Department of Education, Richmond, Virginia 23216 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational Education.; Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.