A Case Study Approach to a Multi-Cultural Mosaic in Education (Mellen Studies in Education 79)

A Case Study Approach to a Multi-Cultural Mosaic in Education (Mellen Studies in Education 79)

By: Timothy J. Bergen (author), James J. Van Patten (author)Hardback

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Part 1 Introduction: American newcomers in the 21st century; the challenge of international trade. Part 2 Diversity in America: undocumented students; language breakthroughs - children and their families; Hispanic diversity - adult learner Cuban perspectives; language deficiency; working towards tolerance; Middle East cultural differences; regional and community diversity - seven cities, seven work styles; challenges in the workplace; hate language confronted. Part 3 Education and society: reaching out to a Native American; problems of the Middle East enter my classroom; sharing a quest for mutual understanding; involving a student in resolving discrimination concerns; a student report of a gun - low key response; a Hispanic gang leader; a teacher learns Hispanic cultural differences; historical biases in rural America still exist; a new teacher and a structured environment; taking a student's word - a wrong move. Part 4 Future connections: a community facing cultural change; special education - a teacher survives a scare; bureaucracy and legal papers; remembrances of an immigrant crossing cultural boundaries; cultural sensitivity; cultural shock; gaining global and racial perspectives; professional organizations, diversity and globalization. Part 5 Understanding children's individual needs: discovering a special needs student; meeting the needs of a special education student; speaking English without understanding meanings; meeting multidimensional challenges of a special education student; high expectations. Part 6 Technology and the information age: an alarming Internet venture. Part 7 Civility, comity and ethics: perspectives on discrimination in Japan; the ugly American; not rocking the boat; a new generation. Part 8 The future, conclusion and summary: transculturalism and a new language; networking; a day that will live in infamy - history repeats itself; interdependence.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/08/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780773468658
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 172
  • ID: 9780773468658
  • ISBN10: 077346865X

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