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ERIC Number: EJ937915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
Cultural Diversity in the Classroom: Implications for Curriculum Literacy in South African Classrooms
Modiba, Maropeng; Van Rensburg, Wilhelm
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v17 n2 p177-187 2009
Cultural literacy is considered as crucial in the process of redress, and of equal recognition, affirmation and nurturing of different cultural symbols and other forms of expression within South Africa. In this paper we reflect conceptually on what the new curriculum policy in Arts and Culture education proposes with regard to acknowledging and promoting an understanding of multiculturalism and cultural diversity, and their development at classroom level. We argue that for the policy ideals to be realised, teaching and learning have to be informed by a conception of culture that underscores cultural critique. In conclusion, the paper highlights the practical implications of such critique for teaching Arts and Culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa