ERIC Number: ED361900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Computer Simulation (Microcultures): An Effective Model for Multicultural Education.
Nelson, Jorge O.
This paper presents a rationale for using high-fidelity computer simulation in planning for and implementing effective multicultural education strategies. Using computer simulation, educators can begin to understand and plan for the concept of cultural sensitivity in delivering instruction. The model promises to emphasize teachers' understanding of and empathy towards students from different backgrounds. A conclusion is that computer simulation is an effective, innovative, and necessary tool for multicultural education, giving educators the ability to simulate diverse ethnic situations in any school environment. Today's computer simulation technologies promise to help educators understand culturally sensitive instructional-delivery strategies. A compelling reason to develop high-fidelity simulations as microcultures is to help end prejudice that exists in an increasingly diverse world. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Educational Planning (24th, Niagara Falls, NY, September 30-October 2, 1993).