ERIC Number: ED198031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Framework for Culture Study with Special Focus on the Study of Hawaii [and] An Inventory of Overhead Transparency Masters Illustrations.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
Using Hawaii as an example, this framework for studying a culture focuses on understanding how people solve the problems of living. Intended for elementary school students, the guide is presented in three chapters. Chapter I defines goals and methods of cultural studies. Five concepts that students should understand are that we are all born into and live in culture, all cultures tend to be ethnocentric, behavior is largely an expression of cultural experience, an understanding of other's cultures helps us to understand our own, and a variety of cultural solutions exist for solving human problems. Chapter II outlines procedures for beginning a cultural study. Topics include reducing teacher ethnocentricity, selection of culture study content, helping students understand their cultural experiences, making the transition from the study of one's own culture to another culture, and teaching/learning methods. A list of readings in cultural anthropology and education and ethnographies of modern people is included. Chapter III presents specific methods for guiding a culture study. The methods enable students to learn by exploring an environment (real or arranged), and raising questions. Students test for meanings by making and using artifacts and participating in selected life processes. Instructions for constructing a family history, interviewing techniques, observations of others' behaviors, and photograph analysis are included. The chapter concludes with instructions for setting up a unit on Hawaii. Reproducible student readings are included. Over 25 transparency masters for a study of Hawaii are appended. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
Note: For a related document, see SO 013 102.