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ERIC Number: ED350274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Bearing Witness: A Seminar on Cultural Diversity for Teachers.
Cooper, Arnold
This paper describes a course designed for first year college students, including prospective teachers, entitled "Cultural Diversity in America." Its major goal is to raise consciousness about cultural differences and encourage students to articulate their own cultural perspectives. Based on the premise that knowledge about pluralism enhances one's capacity to live with, accept, and appreciate diversity, the course consists of two components: (1) acquainting students with issues of race, class, and gender through a study of scholarly essays; and (2) acquainting students with the perspectives of a selected number of ethnic groups through the study of minority-authored autobiographies. Evaluative measures include a formal assessment instrument, three essay examinations, and a critical analysis paper. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Forum of the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (5th, Louisville, KY, June 1992).