ERIC Number: ED317462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-16
Guides for Intercultural Teaching Activities Drawn up by the Working Group on the Encounter between Cultures, Experiments in Intercultural Education.
Gaussel, Alain; And Others
Any activity that brings together people from different cultures leads to the emergence of cultural differences and similarities. The 35 lesson plans contained in this document suggest activities that highlight the differences. However, without being surrounded by various activities showing essential similarities, these activities would have the opposite effect of that intended; that is, they would result in embarrassment or even indictment of minority cultural features. Therefore, it is essential to use these activities only after the group has worked together in various fields having no links to an intercultural approach. When used correctly, the materials will explain and clarify the existence of varied cultures in this society and throughout the world. Although some of the activities target specific users, such as preschool children, secondary school pupils, young people (15-20 years old), or adults in literacy courses, most of them are intended for all users. Working together and achieving a selected target together is the best intercultural approach when there are people from different cultures in a group. These activities are designed to provide that opportunity. (JB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Exchange, Cultural Pluralism, Discovery Learning, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Intercultural Communication, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Multicultural Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France). School Education Div.