ERIC Number: ED360853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Foreign Languages in a Multicultural Setting. A Ford Foundation Diversity Initiative Project. Instructor's Reference Manual.
The instructor's reference manual constitutes one segment of a project to support and enhance the multicultural dimension of education and campus life at Queens College (New York). The manual contains summaries of four faculty development seminars on multicultural education, diversity, and use of authentic cultural materials in college instruction, especially in the foreign language classroom. They included panels, speakers, and group discussions related to specific languages (French, Italian, Spanish). Each seminar is outlined and its content is summarized. Samples of authentic cultural materials and suggested strategies for teaching culture and cross-cultural understanding in the foreign language classroom are included with the summaries. In addition, a partially annotated bibliography cites resources on multicultural education in the United States; cultures of the French-speaking, Italian-speaking, and Spanish-speaking communities; cultural diversity in Europe; classroom strategies for teaching language and culture; and developing cross-cultural understanding. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll. Dept. of Romance Languages.