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Martinez, Rebecca Blum – Theory into Practice, 2000
Argues that the ways in which other languages, such as Spanish, have been dealt with in the schools, particularly in bilingual programs, should not be applied to Pueblo languages. Pueblo culture, history, and politics have evolved a different way of thinking about language and require different educational solutions. Partnerships between Pueblo…
Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences
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Prutzman, Priscilla; Johnson, Judith – Theory into Practice, 1997
Examines bias awareness, offering examples from a program in New York City that helps children learn creative skills of nonviolent conflict resolution through cooperation, communication, affirmation, problem solving, mediation, and bias awareness. The paper offers considerations for educators interested in integrating conflict resolution and bias…
Descriptors: Bias, Class Activities, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Awareness
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Ladson-Billings, Gloria – Theory into Practice, 1992
Describes two minority educators' approaches to literacy teaching, discussing the literacy debate and cultural relevance. The article examines common threads that make the educators' pedagogy appropriate for teaching African-American students successfully. The article examines how and why teachers of African-American students achieve success. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Black Dialects, Black Students
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Ladson-Billings, Gloria – Theory into Practice, 1995
Describes the centrality of culturally relevant pedagogy to academic success for minority students who are poorly served in public schools, discussing linkages between school and culture, examining the theoretical grounding of culturally relevant teaching in the context of a study of successful teachers of black students. Provides examples of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Class Activities, Consciousness Raising
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Shujaa, Mwalimu J. – Theory into Practice, 1995
Discusses certain complexities of personal transformation among people implementing African and African American curriculum content reform in the Buffalo (New York) public schools, highlighting individual teachers' understanding of and responses to the reform and noting that attitudes about their own and other people's ethnicity proved important…
Descriptors: Black Students, Case Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences
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Campbell, Roald F. – Theory Into Practice, 1976
Cultural pluralism is an issue that must be dealt with by the whole society but that places two specific demands upon the schools themselves: the development of a curriculum that teaches about the nature of cultural pluralism and the development of a governance system reflecting that pluralism. (MB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy
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Strickland, Charles E. – Theory Into Practice, 1973
Author believes that the history of education is of great actual value to those who seek to understand the history of culture; of great potential value to those who are faced with making decisions about the education of our children; of almost no value to the teacher-in-training. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational History, Public Schools, School Role