ERIC Number: ED464066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Reflecting Latino Culture in Our Classrooms: A Quick Start for Teachers.
Canning, Christine; Salazar-Guenther, Mary; Polanco-Noboa, Julio
This paper describes how the University of Northern Iowa's San Antonio Regional Student Teaching Program developed a course to provide cultural information on Hispanic Americans for its predominantly white student teachers. The course was delivered over 2 semesters, with students doing most work in five 2-hour meetings on campus. During the student teaching semester, they implemented the ideas and activities that they had created during the course. The paper presents the course syllabus, which offers a background on Hispanics and five sessions that emphasize how to reach Hispanic students; Mexican and Mexican American culture (holidays, food, art, and music); literature for students and teachers/exemplary authors, books, and activities; Mexican American historical perspectives and Mexican American heroes; and bilingual education and other critical issues. The sessions include strategies, field trips, handouts, and assignments. (Contains 23 bibliographic references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Denver, CO, February 2-6, 2002).