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ERIC Number: ED169155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Five Step Model for Teaching and Working with Culturally Different Children.
Wiseman, Dennis G.; Hunt, Gilbert H.
The culturally different child has traditionally been characterized as belonging both to a low socioeconomic status and to a racial minority group. The culturally different child is also characterized by a poor self concept and a slower rate of learning. These characterizations can be traced to the differences in environment that the child experiences at home, and the typical middle class oriented school environment. In order to rectify this situation, an organized, well-defined approach to behavior change must be undertaken. Teachers must be able to understand and work with related traits specific to each child classified as culturally different and must give consideration to the child's relationship to the curriculum. Goals that teachers establish must also be realistic. Strategies which seem most successful with the culturally different include a language experience approach to teaching the total language arts, peer tutoring, real life experiences such as field trips, and films. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A