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Gallavan, Nancy P. – MCT, 2002
Preservice teachers read poetry by Langston Hughes and an Arab American student about being American, then composed and discussed their own poems. Poems helped them reflect on their own cultures and attitudes, thus developing a caring community of learners who valued diversity and human rights. Investigating cultural characteristics,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Macron, Mary – 1992
This booklet, designed to provide educational materials on Arab history and culture, describes the contributions of Islamic civilization to western civilization. To be Arab, like American, was and is a cultural trait rather than a racial mark. To be Arab meant to be from the Arabic speaking world of common traditions, customs, and values shaped by…
Descriptors: Arabic, Arabs, Architecture, Area Studies
Lee, Courtland C., Ed.; Richardson, Bernard L., Ed. – 1991
This book was written to provide counseling and human development professionals with specific guidelines for becoming more culturally responsive. It looks at the evolution of multicultural counseling, addresses ideas and concepts for culturally responsive counseling interventions, and examines the implications of cultural diversity for future…
Descriptors: American Indians, Arabs, Asian Americans, Blacks
Schuster, Tracy J. – 2001
This paper describes an action plan for integrating multicultural theory into a teacher education social foundations course and presents results from an evaluation of this effort. The action plan for the course was to integrate the theory and practice of multicultural education across five master questions posed by T. Berg (1999) and in the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Course Content, Diversity (Student), Education Majors
Neff, Bonita Dostal – 1995
Teaching public relations from an American perspective should be reconsidered: current textbooks barely mention multicultural and international concerns except in most cases as a secondary issue. The current paradigm emphasizes the media with the first amendment serving as the cornerstone of the emphasis. The American approach to international and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Exchange, Global Approach, Higher Education
Neff, Bonita Dostal – 1992
In 1990 Daniel Bellack advised in an article that business people should "give up the search for the fabled 'global customer.' There's no such thing. Instead, be sure you understand each local market--it's custom, culture, and, of course, language." Understanding each local market is a big challenge for the communication professional in…
Descriptors: Business, Cultural Differences, Females, Higher Education
Washburn, David E. – 1981
Strategies for schooling which reflect the cultural diversity of the United States were examined. To discern the role of teacher education in this process, a survey was conducted of 3,038 postsecondary institutions. The initial query sought to identify multicultural teacher education programs. Statistical data is provided on the groups studied,…
Descriptors: American Indians, Arabs, Asian Americans, Blacks
Adams, J. Q., Ed.; Welsch, Janice R., Ed. – 1995
The 21 essays of this book discuss strategies for implementing multicultural education at the higher education level, especially in Illinois. Following a statement on multicultural education by former Senator Carol Moseley-Braun and an introduction by the text's editors (J. Q. Adams and Janice R. Welsch), the papers are: "Multicultural…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Diversity (Student)