ERIC Number: ED407452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Grade One and Growing: A Comprehensive Instructional Resource Guide for Teachers. Pilot Edition.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
The first-grade multicultural curriculum in this guide is designed to enable teachers to create learning environments that will enable all children to develop nondiscriminatory behavior, form positive self-concepts, respect diversity of cultures, conserve the environment, foster a life-long desire for learning, and begin developing the necessary skills for school success. The introduction describes the philosophy that supports those aims. Chapter 1, "The Teaching/Learning Team," describes the shared responsibilities and activities of teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, and administrators and includes suggestions for parent involvement. "Planning for the First Grade," Chapter 2, provides strategies that will assist teachers in beginning the school year with developmentally appropriate multicultural activities for general and special education and for children of limited English proficiency. Chapter 3, "Creating a Learning Environment," offers overall guidance for teachers in organizing the multicultural classroom, including the creation of learning centers."Using Instructional Approaches and Strategies," Chapter 4, suggests specific strategies for implementing multicultural education in the context of basic skills for the first grade. Chapter 5, "Developing Themes of Study," illustrates the thematic approach to the first-grade curriculum. Appendixes contain resource information for teachers and parents through discussions of societal concerns and pressures, curriculum frameworks, and bibliographies for teachers, parents, and children. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Differences, Educational Planning, Grade 1, Multicultural Education, Primary Education, Self Concept, Special Education, Student Responsibility, Teacher Responsibility, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools
New York City Board of Education, Room 608, 131 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.