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ERIC Number: EJ781472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
Developing Multicultural Awareness through Designs Based on Family Cultural Heritage: Application, Impact and Implications
Clemons, Stephanie
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v24 n3 p288-298 Oct 2005
The United States has grown increasingly diverse in its social and cultural composition. Higher education institutions in the USA have actively encouraged multicultural infusion both in curriculum development and campus activities. This article discusses a higher education multicultural design project that was based on students' research and documentation of four generations of personal family history. By understanding aspects of personal heritage, self-awareness of bias and prejudice can be more easily understood thereby offering opportunity for maturity through appreciation and acceptance of others. The impact of the personal history design project on students will be described as well as application of the project in the K-12 environment. Implications for K-12 teachers will also be discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States