ERIC Number: ED258947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the Teacher as a Multicultural Educator.
Kasambira, K. Paul
Because of the newness of the concept of multicultural education in many schools and the lack of published materials available to teachers, it becomes the responsibility of the teacher to design a program aimed at meeting the needs of their classes. Certain objectives may be achieved through reading books or stories about young people from different cultures and asking students to identify values, relate similarities to their own lives, roleplay unfamiliar situations, and evaluate the objectivity of the author. It is also the teacher's responsibility to develop lessons that are aimed at analyzing specific stereotypes. An important part of the teacher's role is to bring issues on racial differences and tensions to the classroom and discuss them professionally with the students. Another aspect of the teacher's role is that of becoming a resource person for the students; to collect, compile, and use community resources to enrich students' experiences and lives. It is important for the teacher to be a positive role model for the students by using appropriate language and behavior. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Seminar in the Faculty of Education at the University of Zimbabwe, Africa.