ERIC Number: ED401196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Cultural Exchange: An Interdisciplinary, Whole Language, Inclusion Program for Teaching Social Studies, English, Understanding, and Tolerance.
Klob, Michaeline; Michaels, Kimberly
This book describes how to establish a Cultural Exchange Program in a school. The Cultural Exchange Program is a partnership between special education students and teachers, regular education students and teachers, and the community. The program involves a member of the international community visiting the school approximately once a month. Before the visits, students learn about the speaker's country, prepare welcome signs, name tags, food, and a list of questions to ask during the presentation. During the visits, students have an opportunity to talk with individuals from other countries, learn different cultures, lifestyles, and become familiar with some of the traditions practiced abroad. After these visits, students work with mentors learning the writing process and writing skills through assigned projects about the speaker's country. Sections of the book include: (1) "The Cultural Exchange Program"; (2) "What the Students Say About Cultural Exchange"; (3) "Communications and Public Relations"; (4) "Specific Lesson Plans for Cultural Exchange"; (5) "Brief Overview of the Writing Process"; and (6) "An Example of a Cultural Exchange Unit." (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children (74th, Orlando, FL, April 1-5, 1996).