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Johnson, Lorena – Multicultural Education, 2002
Describes the advantages of an art-centered approach to diversity education in teaching and learning, which provides students with both a window into others' reality and a mirror that reflects their own cultural identity and community. Explains how to craft an art-centered approach to diversity education, offering examples of instructional…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student)
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Lee, Guang-Lea; Manning, M. Lee – Multicultural Education, 2001
Discusses how teachers can enhance the experiences of their Asian American students, examining the importance of understanding Asian American parents and families. Suggestions for working with Asian American parents and families include: respect immediate and extended family members, understand diversity within Asian ethnic groups, consider…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student)
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Lightfoot, Dory; Gustafson, Ruth – Multicultural Education, 2000
Fiction, journal, and creative writing can help highlight the positive qualities of diverse minority children. Educational psychology often diagnoses difference as disability. Analyzes traditional writing in social science as a type of literature, demonstrating how imaginative writing about students casts doubt on the validity of psychometrics and…
Descriptors: Allegory, Creative Writing, Disabilities, Diversity (Student)
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Marulis, Loren – Multicultural Education, 2000
Multiculturalism must be integrated into classrooms and the curriculum, and it must be all-encompassing, taught through formal lessons and modeled and demonstrated at all times. Describes how teachers can create an anti-bias curriculum and promote a multicultural or anti-bias classroom. An annotated bibliography of recommended materials and…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student)
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Lenaghan, Arlene – Multicultural Education, 2000
Describes the importance of teaching students empathy for and understanding of cultural differences, explaining how to build community through shared responsibility in global problem solving. Three examples of this type of curricular exercise, which focus on nutrition, economic structures, and ecology, are presented. Curricular considerations when…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Student), Ecology
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Case, Bridget A. – Multicultural Education, 2000
Presents a model for a multicultural curriculum in which aspects of deaf culture are introduced to hearing students, noting the rationale for developing it. Discusses using analogy and empathy as catalysts for change in multicultural settings, describes a conceptual model of culture, and explains what deaf culture is. A sidebar offers a general…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development
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Duhaney, Laurel M. Garrick – Multicultural Education, 2000
Discusses cultural influences on behavior, theoretical assumptions about culturally diverse students, and culturally sensitive behavior management strategies that educators might consider in their efforts to curtail school violence. The strategies are intended to be culture-specific and culture-fair, to humanize school environments, and to…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Diversity (Student), Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pennington, Harvey J. – Multicultural Education, 2000
To teach mathematics successfully to African Americans, there must be modification of what math is as a knowledge. Recently, a framework was composed which delineated four disparate dimensions of math as a type of knowledge and how assessment varies as a result of the definitions. Examines implications for African American education, African…
Descriptors: Black Students, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
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Pullen, Pete – Multicultural Education, 2000
Racial stereotypes and discrimination have destroyed many bright futures by limiting the possibilities of people of color in America. Describes two initiatives that can be implemented in schools in order to help destroy negative images of race and reconstruct a more healthy foundation to build on: multiculturalism across the curriculum and…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
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Devers, Karen D. – Multicultural Education, 1997
Explains how both experiential art processes and art appreciation can lead monocultural students in general education teacher training courses to a sense of their own cultural richness and that of others. By combining image making with art appreciation, education students are able to discover meaning in their own visual languages. (SLD)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Expression, Cultural Awareness
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Timm, Joan Thrower – Multicultural Education, 1999
Discusses issues in selecting computer programs and interactive multimedia for culturally diverse students, including the necessity of including diverse cultural referents and acknowledging the cognitive style of students who will be using the programs. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Software, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Kang, Hee-Won; Dutton, Bonnie – Multicultural Education, 1997
Focuses on the importance of helping students develop intercultural competence and suggests ways to integrate activities for this purpose into instruction. Activities are presented to promote effective student strategies for intercultural competence. Stresses the importance of providing opportunities for students to reflect on interpretations or…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Multicultural Education
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Slowinski, Joseph – Multicultural Education, 1999
Offers suggestions on how to add the power of a free online translator, links, and multicultural search engines to a teacher's classroom home page. Describes the Alta Vista Babelfish online translation service that can be used to translate Web pages on a variety of topics written in German, Spanish, Italian, French, or Portuguese. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination
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Lee, Guang-Lea; Childress, Marcus – Multicultural Education, 1999
Provides information to help early childhood teachers recognize the diverse ethnic groups within the Asian community and shows how to use Korean traditional games to promote children's multicultural awareness. Describes four traditional games. (SLD)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Early Childhood Education
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McCaleb, Sudia Paloma – Multicultural Education, 1995
Describes New College of California's implementation of the year-long Elementary Teacher Credential program, a broad multicultural vision with extensive pedagogical goals. The article focuses primarily on innovative aspects of the program designed to provide teachers with the skills and understanding needed for the culturally diverse twenty-first…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Teachers, Ethnic Groups