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ERIC Number: ED349526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Salad Bowl--All Together, All Unique, All Special.
Mattson, Donald L.; Richardson, Maurine
Pluralism has become the word for this decade. America is no longer a melting pot, but a salad bowl where each person can retain his/her own uniqueness culturally. In a truly inclusive community, no one is exclusive or excluded. The legislature of South Dakota has mandated that all future teachers, as well as those teachers wishing to remain certified, must complete a human relations course. The purpose of this course is to make future and present teachers aware of various cultures, races, and ethnic backgrounds, without being judgmental. It has been found that people are less threatened by other cultures if they truly understand something about their own culture. Rather than viewing cultural differences as hurdles, educators should accept the richness that diversity offers. With this in mind a bazaar was organized that would help make the majority culture in the southeastern part of the state understand themselves and therefore be less threatened by the minority culture when a similar bazaar was held that stresses that culture. This bazaar was designed to stress the culture of Sweden. Displays were arranged around various aspects of Swedish culture. The literature of Sweden was displayed using faculty and library resources. Artifacts from Sweden were displayed. Another display included posters that listed pertinent facts about Sweden. Food booths offered Swedish delights. The art from Sweden was highlighted in another display. Music, videos, and travel posters were used. Students were excited about learning and sampling different cultures when presented in a non-threatening format. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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