ERIC Number: ED445546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Teaching Multicultural Concepts in a World Language Classroom.
Irish, Tina L.
Multicultural education is an idea, a concept, and a reform movement that should be present at all levels of schooling. This project outlines two multicultural units taught in a high school French IV and V class. Focusing on the multicultural concepts of racism and immigration-migration, students were introduced to global historical and contemporary events through the perspectives of different ethnic groups. Looking at these events from the eyes of a culture other than their own helped students to broaden their understanding and appreciation of ethnic diversity, not only in the United States but in several other countries as well. This paper is divided into seven sections. Section one introduces and describes the project. Section two describes the setting. Section three describes the culture, multicultural education and how it is used in a world language classroom. Section four outlines cycles of action and reflection, and provides examples of weekly lesson plans and a practicum evaluation. Section five presents the findings of the first and final survey, as well as field notes and student work. Section six interprets the data. Section seven sets forth conclusions. Eleven appendices containing questionnaires, worksheets, checklists, and further resources and 28 references are included. (KFT)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, French, High School Students, High Schools, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Multicultural Education, Participant Observation, Questionnaires, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Units of Study, Worksheets
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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