ERIC Number: ED342759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Appreciating Differences: Teaching and Learning in a Culturally Diverse Classroom. Hot Topics: Usable Research.
This publication is designed to provide educators with useful information and examples on how teachers and students can better communicate and learn in today's culturally diverse classroom. Educators are given background information and resources for becoming more sensitive and responsive to the needs of students of different cultures and enriching the curiculum by infusing it with a multicultural perspective. Section 1 provides general background on cultural diversity and its impact on U.S. schools. Section 2 features programs and projects that teachers have successfully used to address the needs of culturally diverse school populations. Section 3 presents a compilation of structured strategies for developing cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity, and it suggests thematic activities, with related resources, that can be used in the classroom. Section 4 supplies a selection of multicultural resources; section 5 offers four appendices containing additional resources and information. The appendices include: "Helpful Hints for Working with New LEP Students"; "74 Instant Ideas for Classroom Teachers with ESL Students"; "Sample Culturgram"; and "Chronology of Key Historical Events by U.S. Ethnic Groups." A 31-item bibliography completes the volume. (IAH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.