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ERIC Number: ED303941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Pages: 66
Abstractor: N/A
Culture in the Classroom: A Cultural Enlightenment Manual for Educators.
Loridas, Laura
This manual provides a basic understanding of cultural differences that teachers are likely to encounter among exceptional children in their classrooms. The manual aims to create an atmosphere where children respect individual differences in themselves and in others. Several cultures are introduced, including Arabic Lebanese, Hispanic, Native American, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. For each group, cultural information is provided, including a description of family life; religion; language and communication; education and learning; customs, rituals, and special observations; important dates; and information about foods, games, songs, toys, etc. The manual concludes with a "Teacher's Checklist" and an "Administrator's Checklist" which evaluate knowledge of and sensitivity to diverse cultural backgrounds. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.; Wayne County Intermediate School District, Detroit, MI.