Cross-Cultural Teaching Tales

Judith Kleinfeld

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This book compiles 23 teachers' short anecdotes about their experiences with cross-cultural encounters in the classroom and elsewhere in their professional lives. Stories are organized into the following three sections: "Starting Out in a New Cultural Scene," "Clashes in Cultural Rules and Values," and "Across Generational, Class, and Institutional Cultures." Tales were gathered in a graduate program at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, and so many stories focus on Native Alaskan cultures.
 

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Bibliographic Information:

Judith Kleinfeld. Cross-Cultural Teaching Tales (1989). Center for Cross-Cultural Studies: Fairbanks, Al. (58 pages).

Sponsoring Agency: College of Rural Alaska

Language: English

Reading Level: Easy

Formats Available: Printed Material

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(Will also be available online on the CLAS web site )

Center for Cross-Cultural Studies
College of Rural Alaska
University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Al
99712

Phone: (907) 474-5831

Email: fypress@uaf.edu

Languages Available: English

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Intended User Audience:

This book was written for pre-service and experienced teachers who work with culturally diverse children. It is also of some interest to all early intervention service providers who deal with these children. 

Product Development:

The author used anecdotal information to write the book. Most contributors were of European American background. The book was written primarily for teachers of Alaska natives but is applicable for teachers of any indigenous group, e.g. Native Americans. The book has been used with the indigenous populations of Australia, as well.

 

Product Evaluation:

The book has not been field tested. 

Product Dissemination:

An unknown number of books have been distributed. 

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