ERIC Number: ED173220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Heritage Studies: Cultural Pluralism. Experimental Unit.
A variety of individual and group activities which require students to examine their ethnic background and their personal values related to cultural pluralism are included in this teaching guide. The unit is part of the Louisville Area Ethnic Heritage Studies Project described in ED 150 043. The project materials are designed to foster communication across intercultural/ethnic lines. The objectives for this unit are to ensure that students understand the positive aspects of our pluralistic society; recognize diversity of culture, ethnicity, and custom as a strength; examine real problems and real people of various cultures; and participate in experiences that will help build positive attitudes and acceptance of their own and other cultural groups. Suggested time allotment is one to two weeks. The guide includes a pretest, posttest, and five behavioral objectives accompanied by instructional activities, facilitating materials, and comments to the teacher. There are eight study guides in the appendices: "Why Cultural Pluralism?," a glossary of terms, "Inner Values Related to Culture,""Group Processes," two diagrams for discussion leaders, "Conducting a Class Meeting," and "Contemporary American Problems Study Guide." A bibliography of resource material is included. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Concept Teaching, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Pluralism, Discussion Groups, Educational Objectives, Ethnic Studies, Ethnicity, Multicultural Education, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Study Guides, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY. School of Education.; Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY.; Heritage Corp. of Louisville and Jefferson County, KY.