ERIC Number: ED412875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching for Cultural Fluency. The Center for Cultural Fluency: A Model Multicultural Resource Center. Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Higher Education Series.
Sawchuk, Mariette T.; Taylor, Nancy S.; Perry, Jill, Ed.
This document is intended to be a resource to others who would like to emulate the programs and resources of the Center for Cultural Fluency, a center for K-12 teachers trying to address cultural diversity in the classrooms. The Center is a multicultural teacher resource facility offering classroom materials and workshops to assist teachers and consequently, their students, to be comfortable with difference. The document briefly reviews the history of Mount St. Mary's College and describes the Center's program, its teacher forums, the staff, the teachers' role, and the history and need context within which the programs were founded. It then delineates the assumptions, philosophy, and goals under which the Center operates, noting its belief in anti-bias action, multiculturalism, interracial communities, and respect for person. In another section, the document outlines the types of community connections needed to make the programs work; the collection of resource materials is described in another section. Other sections are devoted to describing the activities of the Center's teacher forums and its spring conference. Curriculum development and outreach projects are also described. The final sections sets out a blueprint for starting a cultural fluency center. Appendixes list advisory council members, database details, show an agenda for a day's Teacher Forum activity, the pre- and post-Forum Assessment form, and a sample first-year equipment and supplies budget. (Contains 11 endnotes.) (CH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Culturally Relevant Education, Diversity (Student), Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Resources Centers, Multicultural Education, Outreach Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Resource Centers, School Community Programs, Sociocultural Patterns, Teacher Education, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods
PRISM Publishing, Mount Saint Mary's College, 12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1599 ($16).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount St. Mary's Coll., Los Angeles, CA.