ERIC Number: ED177049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Setting Up the Multicultural Classroom.
Tanaka, Masako N.
This guide, presented in four chapters, provides activities to train teachers to set up a multicultural classroom. In Section I the activity acquaints the participant with six types of classroom areas: private area, individual free-work area with seating, learning center with surfaces for sitting work, learning centers without surfaces for sitting work, general classroom activity area, and large-group free area. Detailed characteristics of these areas are provided. A classroom is observed and evaluated on the basis of whether it has at least one of the primary areas. Recommendations for changes are listed. The activity in Section II acquaints the participant more thoroughly with the characteristics of learning centers. Centers in classrooms are evaluated on the basis of 12 variables: working facilities, size, physical boundaries, visual boundaries, isolation from through traffic, where materials are stored, how materials are stored, visual evidence of materials, physical availability of materials, function of center, relation of materials to function, and evidence of child products. Activities in Section III involve imaginary case studies. Each case study presents a statement by the fictitious teachers that describes the activity they want to set up, an illustration of what was done, a list of questions for the participant, and answers to the questions. The final section focuses on planning for change in the classroom environment. Evaluation forms for activities are included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.