ERIC Number: EJ799011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
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Integrating Community in Culturally Conscientious Classrooms
Sanchez, Rebecca M.
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v73 n7 p53-56 Mar 2008
Developing a trusting community of learners is vital for critical, inclusive, culturally conscientious social studies teaching. Social studies teachers work to create meaningful relationships among their students and themselves. The classroom community serves as a place where students and teachers learn together; disagree with one another; and examine historical dilemmas, societal inequities, and problems of significance to the group. Although not a formulaic process, there are many strategies teachers can use to create a classroom community. This article highlights 19 strategies for elementary-level students.
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Social Studies, Inclusive Schools, Interpersonal Relationship, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Emotional Response, Listening Skills, Feedback (Response), Cultural Pluralism, Student Projects, Student Participation, Relevance (Education)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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