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ERIC Number: EJ959695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Teaching Residential Design Based on a Multicultural Education Ideology
Read, Marilyn A.; Owens, Nancy J.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v103 n3 p37-42 2011
This experiential teaching method demonstrates students' enhanced understanding of the influences that cross-cultural perspectives have on the interior design of the home and is achieved through research and application of elements of assimilation and acculturation in the United States. Knowledge of human factors, family dynamics, geographic influences, religiosity, and spirituality gave students foundational understanding that guided their comprehensive designs. The final interior residential environments reflected the traditions, rituals, and meaning, demonstrating students' deeper knowledge and interpretation of cultural context and its impact on the design of the residents' home. Students discussed their learning experiences during a juried group critique of their project work. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States