ERIC Number: ED449058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Literacy and Languages: Enabling Students To Learn To Live Together.
Parkinson, Wendy; Saunders, Sherryl
Cultural understanding and intercultural communication are important for young people in today's world. Many communities, including Australia, are still negotiating reconciliation with indigenous peoples and the harmonious acceptance of all cultures within the national community. Addressing the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) education theme, "Learning to Live Together," this paper discusses Brisbane (Australia) Catholic Education's Key Learning Area of Cultural Literacy and Languages. The paper outlines both the curriculum framework and the practical application of the theory. A series of teaching modules has been developed to exemplify the infusion of five key concepts across the curriculum. It discusses two modules used in developing visual arts, "Using the Bible from an Asia-Pacific Perspective" and "Mambo Meets Manga." (Contains 10 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Cultural Literacy, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Intercultural Communication, Language Role, Student Needs, Visual Arts
Australian Institute of Art Education, C/Suite 125, 283 Glenhuntley Road, Eisternwick, VIC 3185, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Art Education, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Australia