ERIC Number: ED303941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Culture in the Classroom: A Cultural Enlightenment Manual for Educators.
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)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Arabs, Asian Americans, Chinese Culture, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Ethnic Groups, Family Life, Hispanic American Culture, Individual Differences, Japanese American Culture, Korean Culture, Multicultural Education, North Americans, Religion, Vietnamese People
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.; Wayne County Intermediate School District, Detroit, MI.