ERIC Number: ED358078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Appreciating Differences: Teaching and Learning in a Culturally Diverse Classroom. Hot Topics: Usable Research. Revised Edition.
Ploumis-Devick, Evelyn; Follman, Joseph
This publication presents information on and examples of how teachers and students can better communicate and learn in today's culturally diverse classrooms. The document begins with a quiz designed to help one examine one's beliefs about culture and foundations for those beliefs. The remainder of the document is divided into four sections. Section 1 provides an overview of cultural diversity and its impact on the nation's schools and addresses the critical role teachers play in facilitating effective learning in culturally diverse classrooms. Suggestions are offered for becoming more sensitive to culturally diverse student and community populations. Section 2 features programs and projects used successfully by teachers in addressing the needs of culturally diverse populations. Section 3 presents a compilation of structured strategies for developing cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity, and thematic activities and related resources. Section 4 provides selections of useful multicultural resources, many of which are annotated. Five appendices offer: (1) helpful hints for working with new limited English proficiency (LEP) students; (2) 74 instant ideas for classroom teachers with ESL students; (3) sample Culturgram (Mexico); (4) chronological reference of key historical events related to U.S. ethnic groups; and (5) myths and facts about the "Discovery" of America and Native Americans. (Contains 75 references.) (LL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Instructional Materials, Intercultural Communication, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Resource Materials, Teaching Methods
NEFEC/SERVE, Route 1, Box 8500, 3841 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177 ($7 each for 1-49 copies; $6 each for 50-99 copies; $5 each for 100 copies or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.
Note: For an earlier edition, see ED 342 759.