ERIC Number: ED380335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Reflections on Diversity: Implementing Anti-Bias Curriculum in the Primary Grades.
Sherman, Janice; Thompson, Marlene
Insights into Open Education, v26 n6 Mar 1994
Teacher-developed activities in one kindergarten classroom in Rogers (MN) are the focus for introducing diversity in primary grades. The process of planning the curriculum is described, along with a list of strategies to implement in the classroom for the school year. A set of persona dolls, one male and one female, were purchased to represent African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, and European-American cultural groups. Funding for the persona dolls was obtained from the building principal who supported the ideas. By using persona dolls with multicultural literature and art activities, the students became more aware of cultural differences and similarities. A 37-item bibliography and a 12-item selected reference list are included. (EH)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Kindergarten, Multicultural Education, Primary Education, Student Characteristics
Insights, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of North Dakota, P.O. Box 7189, Grand Forks, ND 58202-7189. ($7 per year).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Center for Teaching and Learning.