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Constructivism & Principles of ME

Constructivism & Principles of ME - 6 ME must deal with...

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7 Principles of Multicultural Education (ME) 1. ME must help all students increase their academic achievement levels in all areas including basic skills, through the use of teaching approaches and materials that are sensitive and relevant to the students’ sociocultural backgrounds and experiences. 2. In ME the learning styles of students and the teaching style of the teacher are understood and used to develop effective instructional strategies. 3. In ME oral and nonverbal communication patterns between student and teachers are analyzed and changed to increase the involvement of students in the learning process. 4. ME must start “where people are.” 5. ME must be integrated throughout the curriculum at all levels.
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Unformatted text preview: 6. ME must deal with the social and historical realities of American society and the global society and help students gain a better understanding of the causes of oppression and inequality, including racism, ageism, sexism, and classism. 7. ME should incorporate multicultural resources from the local community. Gollnick & Chinn, 1987 5 Principles of Constructivism Constructive pedagogy should: 1. pose problems of emerging relevance to learners 2. structure learning around big ideas or primary concepts 3. seek and value students’ points of view 4. adapt curriculum to address students’ suppositions 5. assess student learning within the context of teaching (Fosnot, 1993)...
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  • Spring '08
  • hill-jackson
  • Multicultural Education, academic achievement levels, nonverbal communication patterns, Constructivism Constructive pedagogy

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