Week 9 - Week 9: Culture in Classrooms, Culture in Schools...

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Week 9: Culture in Classrooms, Culture in Schools Questions to consider: How do cultures play out in schools? What cultural considerations shape curriculum? Equity versus Equality? Tell class about potentially sensitive nature of today’s material and remind students to be mindful and respectful of each other’s viewpoints. – Especially w/ Crossing the Line Activity SLIDE 1: INTRO SLIDE 2: WHAT IS CULTURE? “Culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language …” Williams, R. (1983). Keywords: A vocabulary of culture and society . New York: Oxford University Press. SLIDE 3: Margaret Mead (American cultural anthropologist) Culture “can mean the forms of traditional behavior which are characteristics of a given society, or of a group of societies, or of a certain race, or of a certain area, or of a certain period of time.” Mead, M. (1937). (Ed.). Cooperation and competition among primitive peoples . New York: McGraw-Hill SLIDE 4: Clifford Geertz (social anthropologist)
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2010 for the course HADM 2211 taught by Professor Sturman during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Week 9 - Week 9: Culture in Classrooms, Culture in Schools...

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