ERIC Number: ED243755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Children's World View: The Basis for Learning Activities. Responsive Multicultural Basic Skills Handbook for Teachers & Parents.
Lewis, Francione N.; Margold, Jane
Strategies for devising primary grade academic learning activities that promote cultural diversity are provided. Based on the responsive multicultural basic skills (RMBS) approach, the strategies emphasize skill development, incorporate content from a diversity of cultural groups into all parts of the curriculum, and provide each child with opportunities for using his or her own world view as an asset for learning. Following a brief introduction, section 2 of the handbook discusses how to use the combined or infused curriculum. The third section focuses on teaching and learning methods for using the RMBS approach. Procedures for combining academic and multicultural learning activities are presented in section 4. Examples of multicultural/academic classroom activities are provided in section 5. Included are activities to motivate children's interest in a culture, activities that assess growth and help students integrate new information, and exercises that combine multicultural learning with reading, language arts, and math. The concluding section contains activities that parents can participate in at school and provide at home. (RM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, Fused Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Instruction, Motivation, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, Perspective Taking, Primary Education, Problem Solving, Reading Instruction, Relevance (Education), Skill Development, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.