By Carrie Rothstein-Fisch
Bridging Cultures: instructor schooling Module is a certified improvement source for instructor educators and employees builders to assist preservice and in-service lecturers turn into acquainted with cultural ameliorations and comprehend methods of bridging the expectancies of faculty settings with these of the house. In a nonthreatening, cognitively significant method, the Module relies on teacher-constructed and established ideas to enhance home-school verbal exchange and guardian involvement. those suggestions have been constructed as a part of the Bridging Cultures undertaking, which explores the cultural worth ameliorations among the individualistic orientation of mainstream U.S. colleges and the collectivistic orientation of many immigrant households. The aim of the Bridging Cultures undertaking is to help and aid academics of their paintings with scholars and households from immigrant cultures.
the center-piece of the Module is education assets, together with an summary, an schedule, and a well-tested three-hour script designed as a lecture-discussion with based possibilities for guided discussion and small-group dialogue. during the script, "Facilitators Notes" annotate presentation feedback and outsized margins motivate integration of the facilitator's own stories in proposing and adapting the Module. rules for utilizing the Readings for Bridging Cultures are supplied. a bit of overhead transparencies and handout masters is integrated. The Module additionally offers a dialogue of the function of tradition in schooling and the constructs of individualism and collectivism, an outline of the results of the Bridging Cultures venture, and evaluate result of the author's use of the Module in sections of a preservice instructor schooling path.
Bridging Cultures: instructor schooling Module brings the winning tactics and practices of the Bridging Cultures undertaking to a bigger viewers in collage classes and in specialist improvement arenas. Designed to be used in a single or type periods, the Module could be included in classes on academic psychology, baby improvement, counseling psychology, and any others that take care of tradition in education.
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NOTES Overhead 18 School Breakfast School Breakfast There had just been a major crisis involving the federally funded school breakfast program. The problem, as seen by the school, was that immigrant Latina mothers were accompanying their children to school, bringing younger siblings, and eating the school breakfast together with their children; as a consequence, eating food that "belonged" only to the school children. " What's the message? " Although the sign is translated into Spanish, there is no explanation of why this rule exists.
Seven Sources of Home-School Conflict Individualism Collectivism > Independence • Helpfulness • Personal property • Sharing • Cognitive skills and objects out of context • Child as individual • Social skills and objects in social context > Parents' role to teach • Teacher's role to educate • Praise-positive self-esteem • Criticize—normative behavior > Oral expression > Listening to authority • Child as part of a family Whose Blocks? The following example and its interpretation are adapted from Quiroz & Greenfield (forthcoming) and Greenfield, etal.
Overhead 1) It's an ambitious agenda, so let's get started. The Bridging Cultures Project is part of an ongoing professional development action research project. It includes two phases. NOTES Overhead 1 Agenda Bridging Cultures Workshop Agenda Introduction to the Bridging Cultures Project Solving a Classroom Dilemma Description of the Bridging Cultures Framework The Seven Points of Home-School Conflict Break Envisioning the Cultural Bridge Questions and Applications Evaluation Phase 1 Initial training: Teachers as participants (Overhead 2) In the fall of 1996, seven bilingual elementary school teachers came together at UCLA to learn more about the role of culture in education.