ERIC Number: ED342216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Carrascolendas: Teacher's Television Guide. The 400 Series.
KLRN/KLRU-TV, Austin, TX.
This teacher's guide to the "Carrascolendas 400 Series," a bilingual (Spanish/English) television program, provides information about the main points made in each program. The guide gives teachers tips on how to use the television series to explore important issues with their students, and the "activity corner" section of each program description in the guide can serve to illustrate some appropriate activities for children in the elementary grades. Carrascolendas (the name is that of an imaginary village whose inhabitants live a bilingual and multicultural way of life) has as its goal the affirmation of Hispanic values for Hispanic children in the preschool and elementary levels of school (5-8 years old). The series seeks to transmit specific beliefs about persons, cultures, and the enviornment. These beliefs are as follows: (1) mastering one's self is important--this includes expressing one's feelings; (2) being able to understand and speak two languages is better than being able to communicate in only one; (3) cultural diversity is a good thing if people work together; (4) people from all groups and social levels should be respected as persons; (5) people can make an important difference in other people's lives, and the quality of our lives depends to a great extent on how we treat others and how others treat us. (SR)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Educational Television, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Spanish
Great Plains National Instructional Television Library, Box 80669, Lincoln, NE 68501. Accompanying videotape can be purchased for $65.00, rented for $17.50.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: KLRN/KLRU-TV, Austin, TX.