ERIC Number: ED231690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec-5
Reference Count: 0
Anthropology and Multicultural Education: Classroom Applications. Publication 83-1.
Moses, Yolanda T., Ed.; Higgins, Patricia J., Ed.
Useful models and ideas for multicultural and cross-cultural educators at all levels who want to use anthropological concepts and processes in the classroom are provided in eight papers. Papers describe six different projects which (1) involved high school students in the collection and analysis of data about local youth cultures; (2) engaged college students in an introductory anthropology course which conducted a participant-observation study of various small groups; (3) used oral history to teach about the concepts of culture and ethnicity; (4) emphasized direct experience and a hands-on approach in archaeology programs developed for pre-college students; (5) promoted an appreciation of cultural relativity and stereotyping by using obsolete films; and (6) examined the use of non-Western mathematics to improve students' mathematical concepts and skills and their cultural awareness. The last two papers deal with teacher training programs, including the use of the simulation BaFa BaFa and its juvenile version RaFa RaFa to teach about cultural pluralism, and pre-college teacher training programs in multicultural education. (RM)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Film Study, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Models, Multicultural Education, Oral History, Program Descriptions, Simulation, Student Projects, Teacher Education
Anthropology Curriculum Project, University of Georgia, 107 Dudley Hall, Athens, GA 30602 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Anthropology Curriculum Project.
Note: Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (Los Angeles, CA, December 5, 1981).