ERIC Number: ED342830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Call for Cooperative Pluralism from Me to We.
This collection of training materials describes an educational philosophy for elementary level instruction called cooperative pluralism. This approach complements and strengthens traditional multicultural educational approaches while blending them with cooperative learning and democratic education. The following materials are included: (1) brief comments on cooperative pluralism by distinguished experts; (2) a glossary; (3) a definition of cooperative pluralism; (4) a description of the approach and practical strategies for implementation for teachers; (5) an essay on the meaning of culture; (6) the text of a letter written by an American Indian upon learning that the United States wished to purchase tribal lands; (7) a one page comparison of Western and Asian culture; and (8) a letter from a principal to teachers on the aims of education. The following materials are appended: (1) a diagram of Lake Washington School District Curriculum Model; (2) a "Core Skills Continuum"; (3) definitions of five key terms; (4) a diagram of the Bainbridge Island School District's cooperative pluralism curriculum; (5) a letter from a non-Anglo mother to an Anglo teacher; (6) an order form for a poetry book; (7) a training evaluation form; and (8) an advertisement for multicultural teaching aids. (JB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cooperative Learning, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Definitions, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Intercultural Communication, Multicultural Education, Resource Materials, Urban Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.