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ERIC Number: EJ770923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Cultivating Aboriginal Cultures and Educating Aboriginal Children in Taiwan
Liu, Karen; Kuo, Li Tsung Wen
Childhood Education, v83 n5 p282 2007
Many Americans believe that diversity issues are limited to the United States. The truth is, however, that many cultures struggle to recognize and foster cultural diversity. In this article, the authors have two aims: (1) to recognize various ethnic groups in Taiwan, in particular aboriginal groups; and (2) to inform educators about what they can do to ensure that aboriginal children in Taiwan will have a brighter future. The authors strongly believe that quality education is the key to assisting aborigines in gaining the knowledge and skills they need to compete in a diverse world. Education settings must offer multicultural curriculum to students at all levels and in all schools. Teachers should offer learning opportunities to Han (non-aboriginal) students on how to help them build inclusive and caring communities. Multicultural topics that address such areas as affirming diversity, nurturing justice, fostering equity, identifying people's needs, and enhancing communication and social skills should be included in the curriculum. School administrators need to support teachers' efforts and show appreciation for parents' participation in school and community activities. The media need to portray aboriginal peoples in a positive light. Through these collaborative efforts, aboriginal children will have a greater chance to succeed in school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan