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ERIC Number: EJ833577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Opening Windows of Understanding for Learners in a Global Community
Ashmore, Pamela; Murphy, Carole
Teacher Education and Practice, v20 n3 p310-319 Sum 2007
This article presents an innovative approach to diversity education. The approach is multidisciplinary, and it was developed by blending the expertise of anthropological research with the pedagogical skills developed by education specialists. To institutionalize this approach, a unique university-level collaboration occurred between students and faculty from an anthropology department and a college of education. This collaboration facilitated the development of a program that uses a hands-on approach to teach participants about the origin of humans on Earth and the importance of biological diversity. This program has also become a formal component of a teacher education program exposing pre- and in-service teachers to content not usually encountered in their educational careers. Data based on the participation of middle school students indicate that this is a successful strategy for teaching members of our global society an appreciation for and understanding about human diversity. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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