Perspectives on Cultural Context: The Use of an Online Participatory Learning Environment as an Expansion of the Museum Visit

Perspectives on Cultural Context: The Use of an Online Participatory Learning Environment as an Expansion of the Museum Visit

Date: August 2010
Creator: Sreenan, Patrick N.
Description: Technology offers opportunities for museums to expand the ways in which cultural perspectives relevant to objects on display can be exchanged and understood. Multimedia content offered online in an environment with user input capabilities can encourage dialogue and enrich visitor experiences of museums. This action research project using narrative analysis was an effort to develop the use of web technology in museum education practice, with an emphasis on constructivist learning. Concepts including the visitor-centered museum and multiple narratives led the researcher to collaborate with a pre-service art teacher education classroom and a local Hindu community to create content that might better develop understandings of one museum's Hindu sculpture collection that are personal, cultural, and complex.
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Speaking for America ... Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Speaking for America ... Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, inc.
Description: Black and white photograph of Dwight Eisenhower on a blue background. Text box contains a quote celebrating the variety of races and religions in America.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Critical Pedagogy: Translation for Education that is Multicultural

Critical Pedagogy: Translation for Education that is Multicultural

Date: 2001
Creator: Moss, Glenda
Description: Article on a study examining the translation of multicultural learning activities in a college classroom into critical pedagogy in the public school classrooms.
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Speaking for America ... Judy Garland.

Speaking for America ... Judy Garland.

Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, Inc.
Description: Black and white photograph of Judy Garland on a blue background. Text box contains a quote celebrating diversity in America.
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Taiwanese Preschool Teachers' Awareness of Cultural Diversity of New Immigrant Children: Implications for Practice

Taiwanese Preschool Teachers' Awareness of Cultural Diversity of New Immigrant Children: Implications for Practice

Date: May 2009
Creator: Ting, Chia-Wei
Description: This study investigated Taiwanese preschool teachers' awareness of cultural diversity of new immigrant children and how this awareness influences their educational practices. In particular, this study focused on the cultural awareness of preschool teachers who work with young Taiwanese children whose mothers are immigrants from Southeast Asia. This study used quantitative and qualitative methods. One hundred seventy-two Taiwanese preschool teachers from the different geographic areas of Taiwan participated in the study. Data were collected through the use of the Cultural Diversity Awareness Inventory (CDAI) survey and participant interviews. Research results of the study revealed: (a) most Taiwanese preschool teachers had an awareness of cultural diversity, but their perceptions of how to create a multicultural environment need to be improved; (b) Taiwanese preschool teachers' personal experiences with children from different cultures were more associated with their cultural awareness than their ages and educational levels; (c) Geographic location was the factor affecting preschool teachers' awareness of cultural diversity and educational practices. This study is informative to the understanding of Taiwanese preschool teachers' awareness of cultural diversity and the implications of this awareness for classroom practice. In addition, multicultural perspectives of the Taiwan society toward immigrant families and children can benefit from the ...
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Family Variables in the Cultural and Psychological Adjustment of Third Culture Kids

Family Variables in the Cultural and Psychological Adjustment of Third Culture Kids

Date: August 2011
Creator: Wilson, Jennifer L.
Description: Third culture kids are children raised in globally mobile families who have left their culture of origin to reside in a host culture. As this relocation occurs during childhood, the child combines the values, traditions, and norms of both cultures thereby creating a third culture, a unique culture created by the parent’s integration of the home culture, the host culture, and the domains of the organizational culture. Emotional Stability was found to mediate the relationship between family of origin Expression and Composite distress. Though this was the only hypothesized model that was supported, other interesting findings include that when participants were categorized by industry, statistically significant differences were found between Military, Missions, and the Other group on all of the scales. These differences are likely due to a cohort effect, given that the military family mean age was as much as twenty years higher than the other groups.
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Speaking for America ... C. W. Nimitz.

Speaking for America ... C. W. Nimitz.

Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, inc.
Description: Black and white photograph of Chester Nimitz on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting tolerance and teamwork.
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Unity through diversity? Assimilation, multiculturalism and the debate over what it means to be an American.

Unity through diversity? Assimilation, multiculturalism and the debate over what it means to be an American.

Date: December 2005
Creator: George, Douglas F.
Description: In late 20th century America, multiculturalism emerged as a doctrine of equal respect and a popular ideological framework for resolving intergroup relations. Despite its dramatic presence, many sociologists conclude that the rather vigorous and often contentious academic inquiries into multiculturalism left us without a solid understanding of its significance. In this dissertation I examine survey and personal interview data to more clearly identify patterns of ideological support for multiculturalism or assimilation in the U.S. public and to isolate the motivations for their preferences. Findings based on the survey data indicate that, despite multiculturalism's symbol appeal, it does not seem to guide preferences in favor of or opposition to assimilation/multiculturalism among members of most groups. According to the quantitative data, support for intermarriage is one of the few variables that positively correlates with preferences for assimilation. The interview data indicate a strong tendency among many participants to conflate the meaning of multiculturalism and assimilation. Despite their stated aspirations, many self-identified multiculturalists do not favor cultural pluralism. Apparently a significant number of the interview participants use a synthesis of multiculturalism and assimilation to frame their preferences for social convergence within an assimilationist paradigm - a perspective that only marginally resembles multiculturalism's doctrine ...
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JAC Audio Interview: Michael Eric Dyson

JAC Audio Interview: Michael Eric Dyson

Date: 1997
Creator: Dobrin, Sidney I. & Dyson, Michael Eric
Description: JAC interview of Michael Eric Dyson discussing race and multiculturalism in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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Americans all! : Victory Liberty Loan.

Americans all! : Victory Liberty Loan.

Date: 1919
Creator: Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952.
Description: Painting of a woman in a yellow gown, with left arm raised holding a laurel wreath. With her right hand she grasps a large U.S. flag which is hanging behind her.
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