ERIC Number: ED204880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Special Education in a Multicultural/Pluralistic Society.
Amos, Oris; Williams, Michael
The model teacher special education program at Wright State University (Ohio) offers training in three human relations areas: a strong sense of self awareness and knowledge on one's own potential helping skills, a realistic idea of what tasks are involved in teaching, and a realistic awareness of the makeup of the multicultural/pluralistic school and the implications for teaching behaviors to serve in pluralistic schools. The "Learning Triangle" model (F. Hewett) identifies the three dimensions crucial to effective teaching and successful learning: the curriculum, consisting of instructional tasks, actitivies, and assignments; conditions, involving the circumstances and criteria established for successful attainment of the curriculum; and consequences, referring to the motivational factors and incentives employed to give the greatest probability that the instructional tasks will be accomplished under the specified conditions. All teacher education students complete modules which cover mainstreaming, meeting individual needs, classroom management, and teaching in a multicultural/pluralistic society. Among the specific objectives and enabling activities in Wright State's introductory module are review of concepts about different cultural, ethnic, religious, and economic groups; recognition of prejudice, scapegoating, and discrimination; and recognition of controversial issues. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Bilingual Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session F-16).