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Practical Ideas for Multi-cultural Learning and Teaching in the Primary Classroom

1st Edition

By Ruth Hessari, Dave Hill


174 pages

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Originally published in 1989. The practical application of multicultural education to the British elementary school classroom is discussed. The first part explores the historical development of multicultural education, considering sex and class inequality and local and national educational practices; and makes suggestions for improvement. Part two suggests practical ideas for explicit and hidden curricula. Seven themes for ethnically diverse topics are suggested and for each area, teacher aims and pupil objectives are defined and potential resources are listed. Five areas of aspects of social and personal development in a multicultural context are then explored. Includes a foreword by Lord Swann.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. Background Information 2. Multicultural Education: Why and How Soon? Part 2: Practical Ideas for the Primary Classroom 3. Seven Themes for Ethnically Diverse Topics (i) Celebrations (ii) Communications (iii) Journeys (iv) Shelter (v) Homes (vi) Food (vii) Hats and Head Coverings 4. Five Aspects for Personal and Social Development (i) Self-esteem (ii) Self-awareness (iii) Awareness of Others (iv) Relationships (v) Thinking and Questioning 5. Three Interweaving Strands Strand 1: Language Diversity Strand 2: Ethnic Diversity within Maths Strand 3: Ethnic Diversity around School

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Education and Multiculturalism

Reissuing works originally published between 1976 and 1997, this collection draws together research and practical guidance on schooling in a multicultural environment. Some of the books explore the issues of education for immigrants; others offer case study insights of the experience of bilingual and ethnic minority pupils; others present solutions for teaching in multiracial schools and for children’s multicultural understanding. This is an excellent resource for teachers and those studying education.

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