ERIC Number: ED400358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Cultural Diversity and Social Skills Instruction: Understanding Ethnic and Gender Differences.
Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Milburn, JoAnne Fellows
This book affirms that the behaviors of young people from culturally diverse populations need to be viewed from a cultural perspective, and that instruction should affirm students and empower them to achieve maximally as well as to benefit others. A theme that underlies the entire book is the advocacy of direct instruction in social skills, followed by opportunities for practice and conditions for maintenance. The first chapter emphasizes the relationship between culture and social behavior and highlights the importance of ethnic identity. Chapter 2 outlines generic and empirically validated methods for social skills instruction, consisting of skill training and cooperative learning procedures. Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6 consider approaches pertinent to the education of Asian Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanic Americans, respectively. Chapter 7 concludes the discussion with a consideration of gender differences. Within the framework of success for all, the book advocates achievement over survival, prevention over intervention, development over containment, and proactive approaches over reaction. References follow the chapters. (Contains eight tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Behavior Patterns, Blacks, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnicity, Hispanic Americans, Interpersonal Competence, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Training
Research Press, 2612 North Mattis Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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