ERIC Number: ED319643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Celebrating Diversity: An Investigation of the Teacher Training Program of the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training.
The Centre for Cultural Resources, founded in 1979 by the Indian government, offers a broad array of training strategies and programs for inservice teacher training. The 5- to 6-week orientation training program is designed to expand the use of practical art activities as teaching vehicles linking education to culture and promoting unification through the understanding of diversity. Following the initial program, selected teachers participate in an in-depth course based on the work they have done in their individual schools. In addition, workshops are offered for elementary and secondary teachers that cover themes in music, drama, mime, and puppetry. The program encourages using arts and crafts as teaching media to raise the level of awareness about India's cultural heritage. The Centre has developed resources on tribal, rural, and classical forms of Indian art and published a series of eight books on the arts of India. It also has compiled resource documents and directories on the arts, and has created a network of artists, teachers, and scholars. In addition, the Centre designs and disseminates cultural kits of recordings and, slides on the plastic and performing arts that are accompanied by a script with an audio tape/record explanation. (NL)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Cultural Centers, Cultural Education, Cultural Enrichment, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
Fran Prolman, Fairfax County Public Schools, Office of Professional and Organizational Development, 7423 Camp Alger Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22042.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India