ERIC Number: ED246005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Toward a Rationale for a Supervisory Model of Instruction in Multicultural Student Populations or Sweathogs Won't Bite.
Baker, Catherine A.
This monograph, intended for training teachers to deal with multicultural groups, focuses upon the realities of the counter-culture of lower socioeconomic group minority students. In a discussion of the rationale for a supervisory model of instruction for these students, it is noted that most of the severely isolated minority groups within the lower socioeconomic group live almost completely within a folk culture that is communal and oral. The program focuses on the ability of teachers to incorporate the strengths of an oral culture into instructional methods and the realization that reading and writing present grave difficulties for their students. To give a teacher with a middle-class orientation an idea of what to expect in the classroom behavior of these students, a list is provided of general characteristics of lower socioeconomic minority children. Suggestions are offered for the teacher on how to deal with a group that appears to be strange or hostile. The content of a series of effective inservice programs for teachers of multicultural students is outlined. Appendixes include an observational checklist for a multicultural classroom and steps in supervision of a multicultural classroom. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Curriculum Research and Development Center.