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By Carrie Rothstein-Fisch

Bridging Cultures: instructor schooling Module is a certified improvement source for instructor educators and employees builders to assist preservice and in-service academics develop into familiar with cultural alterations and comprehend methods of bridging the expectancies of faculty settings with these of the house. In a nonthreatening, cognitively significant method, the Module is predicated on teacher-constructed and validated concepts to enhance home-school verbal exchange and mum or dad involvement. those options have been built as a part of the Bridging Cultures undertaking, which explores the cultural worth ameliorations among the individualistic orientation of mainstream U.S. colleges and the collectivistic orientation of many immigrant households. The objective of the Bridging Cultures venture is to help and support academics of their paintings with scholars and households from immigrant cultures.

the center piece of the Module is education assets, together with an overview, an schedule, and a well-tested three-hour script designed as a lecture-discussion with established possibilities for guided discussion and small-group dialogue. in the course of the script, "Facilitators Notes" annotate presentation feedback and outsized margins motivate integration of the facilitator's own stories in featuring and adapting the Module. principles for utilizing the Readings for Bridging Cultures are supplied. a bit of overhead transparencies and handout masters is integrated. The Module additionally offers a dialogue of the function of tradition in schooling and the constructs of individualism and collectivism, an summary of the results of the Bridging Cultures venture, and evaluate result of the author's use of the Module in sections of a preservice instructor schooling path.

Bridging Cultures: instructor schooling Module brings the winning tactics and practices of the Bridging Cultures venture to a bigger viewers in university classes and in specialist improvement arenas. Designed to be used in a single or category classes, the Module will be integrated in classes on academic psychology, baby improvement, counseling psychology, and any others that take care of tradition in education.

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All teachers had made a significant shift in understanding immigrant Latino children and families, even the Latino teachers! (Rothstein-Fisch, Trumbull, Quiroz, & Greenfield, 1997) Overhead 2 Bridging Cultures Project The Bridging Cultures Project Initial training, 1998 Participants Seven bilingual Spanish-English elementary teachers (four Latino, three European American) Method Three videotaped workshops over four months Outcome All teachers learned to understand and apply the Bridging Cultures framework 16 BRIDGING CULTURES Teacher Education Module NOTES SCRIPT Phase 2 Shifting the teachers' role from participant to researcher and disseminating the research At the third and final meeting, the teachers requested that the meetings continue.

Instead, she used the students' stories as a foundation to connect the children's lived experiences with the kind of knowledge associated with objects out of context (often referred to as "decontextualized" knowledge). She constructed a chart on the chalkboard showing highlights from the children's stories on the left and scientific information derived from it on the right. (Overhead 17] As we look at this T chart, notice the left side first. The teacher began with giving value to the story as she chronicled some important features of the hummingbird.

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