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ERIC Number: ED187805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Implications from Learning Principles for Multi-Cultural Education.
Payne, Charles
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the cultural implications of eight learning principles identified by C.M. Charles in his book "Educational Psychology: The Instructional Endeavor." The author states that in attempting to prepare teachers to function in a multicultural society, it is necessary to instill in them both a thorough knowledge of the nature of human beings and a thorough knowledge of how a different culture might influence the learning conditions of its members. The learning principles cited by the author address the learner's psychological needs; muscle growth and development; social and emotional maladjustment; the experiential basis of cognitive-psychomotor development; attitudes, interests, and values; the diversity of individuals within groups; instructional materials; and readiness levels. The author discusses both the theoretical and practical implications of each learning principle. Examples of activities which incorporate the principles into a multicultural framework are suggested. The author elaborates on implications by relating anecdotes from research and his own experiences which underscore the need for attention to the learning principles in multicultural educational settings. The author urges educators to remember that, as one studies all the integral parts that are involved in making individuals behave the way they do, it becomes obvious that teaching is a very complex task requiring knowledge from many different disciplines while at the same time requiring the ability to utilize this knowledge in the classroom. (MK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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