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Bridging Cultures: instructor schooling Module is a qualified improvement source for instructor educators and employees builders to aid preservice and in-service lecturers develop into familiar with cultural transformations and comprehend methods of bridging the expectancies of college settings with these of the house. In a nonthreatening, cognitively significant method, the Module relies on teacher-constructed and validated suggestions to enhance home-school communique and father or mother involvement. those ideas have been built as a part of the Bridging Cultures undertaking, which explores the cultural price changes among the individualistic orientation of mainstream U.S. colleges and the collectivistic orientation of many immigrant households. The aim of the Bridging Cultures venture is to help and support lecturers 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 dependent possibilities for guided discussion and small-group dialogue. in the course of the script, "Facilitators Notes" annotate presentation feedback and outsized margins inspire integration of the facilitator's own reports in offering and adapting the Module. principles for utilizing the Readings for Bridging Cultures are supplied. a piece of overhead transparencies and handout masters is incorporated. The Module additionally presents a dialogue of the function of tradition in schooling and the constructs of individualism and collectivism, an summary of the consequences of the Bridging Cultures venture, and overview 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 methods and practices of the Bridging Cultures undertaking to a bigger viewers in collage classes and in specialist improvement arenas. Designed to be used in a single or category periods, the Module will be included in classes on academic psychology, baby improvement, counseling psychology, and any others that take care of tradition in education.

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Educational system and its culture, but we must also listen to and learn from families. , which was founded on rights of the individual. In some cases, it is not always possible or reasonable to achieve individualism and family success, such as when a child is kept out of school to help a sick relative, but creative flexibility can make a difference. For example, sending a homework packet to the absent child while she or he cares for a relative can help minimize academic peril. (b) Promote family empowerment in school practices and policies through parent-led meetings that welcome children and other family members to convey openness and address concerns.

Where did your family come from? To what degree might they be individualistic or collectivistic? Stop and think about where you stand with your own value system. 23 NOTES Overhead 9 Hofstede's Individualism Ratings USA Australia Great Britain Canada Italy France, Sweden Germany Israel Spain India Argentina, Japan Iran "Arab countries," Brazil Philippines Mexico "East African countries" Hong Kong Singapore, Thailand, •West African countries" South Korea Costa Rica Indonesia, Pakistan Guatemala Hofstede's Individualism Ratings 91 90 89 80 76 71 67 54 51 48 46 41 38 32 30 27 25 2o 18 15 14 6 This overhead shows the relative individualism of some countries and regions.

And that the class was sharing each cup. The mentor suggested putting each child's name on an individual cup that would contain crayons of all colors and would be used by only that particular child. Overhead 14 Crayons in the Classroom Crayons in the Classroom A teacher-mentor came to visit a bilingual kindergarten classroom. The mentor observed that the crayons were sorted into cups by color—all the red in one cup, all the blue in another, etc. — and that the class was sharing all the crayons in all the cups.

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