ERIC Number: ED182228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching for Cross Cultural Understanding.
Arlington County Public Schools, VA.
The document contains materials prepared for a workshop designed to foster cross-cultural understanding in junior high school teachers. It is presented in six sections. Section I defines several key concepts such as culture, racism, ethnic diversity, stereotype, pluralism, ethnic encapsulization, and types of teaching styles and dialects. Suggested activities for teaching cross-cultural understanding are also included. Section II contains summaries of group activities and workshop presentations; a list of teacher perceived needs and problems; a review of multicultural programs and resources in Arlington, Virginia; summaries of discussions on the black student's experience; and culture and communication. Section III topics include Afro-American communication, Black History facts, Hispanic learners and Anglo teachers, Korean and Vietnamese learners, and literature by the Afro-American. Section IV presents methods for learning more about foreign-born students, analyzing children's books for racism and sexism, using culture consultants, and counseling. Section V offers sample curriculum materials: a study guide to the Smithsonian exhibit, A Nation of Nations; a sample unit illustrating ways to use sports, music, and graphics to teach multicultural concepts; ways to use myths, legends, and folk ballads; and television as a resource for cross-cultural understanding. The final section is an annotated bibliography of evaluation criteria, curriculum development guidelines, bibliographies, teacher evaluation methods, background materials, communication and curriculum materials, and teaching strategies. (KC)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Black History, Black Literature, Class Activities, Concept Teaching, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Programs, Ethnic Studies, Foreign Students, Indochinese, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Korean Americans, Multicultural Education, Secondary Education, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Textbook Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Arlington County Public Schools, VA.