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This book of structured activities for use in teaching about culture, ethnicity and diversity comprises easy-to-use classroom and training exercises that are both engaging to participants and effective as learning tools. The contributors offer tools to those teachers and trainers who strive to increase understanding of and communication between ethnic and racial groups. The book is arranged so that users may easily draw upon the activities to involve students and bring abstract concepts into the realm of the students' own experiences.
Chapter 1: Beyond the Melting Pot: A Values Clarification Exercise for Teachers and Human Service Professionals
Beyond the Melting Pot: A Values Clarification Exercise for Teachers and Human Service Professionals
Those who seek to infuse their curriculum and human service with multiculturalism must first clarify the significance of multiculturalism. This is important, because when the value of multiculturalism is clear, one will exert the additional effort needed to infuse it into the traditional curriculum or practice. The theory of multiculturalism is “becoming more thorough, complex, and comprehensive, while its practice in K-12 and college classrooms continues to be rather questionable, simplistic, and fragmentary” (Gay, 1995, p. 4). For multiculturalism to be firmly grounded into the curriculum, those who teach or infuse the theory into their human service ...