ERIC Number: EJ832402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Cultural Proficiency: Using Films to Get Groups Talking--and Listening--to One Another
Nelson, Sarah W.; Guerra, Patricia L.
Journal of Staff Development, v30 n2 p57-58 Spr 2009
Full-length films allow viewers to see the complexity and nuances of cultural interactions. Discussions following full-length films tend to be deeper and more insightful than those in response to a short clip. This makes watching full-length films an excellent strategy for helping teachers unpack beliefs, values, and stereotypes. In this article, the authors discuss ways of using films to develop cultural proficiency.
Descriptors: Films, Professional Development, Educational Strategies, Group Discussion, Cultural Relevance, Social Bias, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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