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What about representation rom Euro-American (France)? I can be the
representation if needed. France

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>What cultures are included is dependent on the participants. For example,
>right now there is representation from the Euro-American (Italian),
>Hawaiian, Japanese (national) and Filipino-American cultures. We use a
>curriculum developed by the School of Social Work, University of
>Washington, called Intergroup Dialogue, Education and Action (IDEA).
>
>rw
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>
>Rosemarie Woodruff
>Counseling and Student Development Center
>University of Hawaii-Manoa
>2600 Campus Road, SSC 312
>Honolulu, HI 96822
>808-965-6114
>
>                The world is full of obstacle illusions.
>                                                         Grant Frasier
>
>On Mon, 1 Nov 1999, Prof Lorraine Lavorata wrote:
>
>> does the programme include cultures like France and francophone cultures
which
>> are traditionally marginalised from culticulturalism? France
>>
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Professionals
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>> >I am co-leading a program called Multicultural Group Dialogue. It is for
>> >talking to people from other cultures in a safe environment to promote
>> >understanding, respect, and empathic connections and to develop personal
>> >empowerment, inter-group alliances and social justice. It occurs to me
>> >that we might all spend more time to simply have a dialogue characterized
>> >by understanding, respect and empathy before we attempt to teach. In
>> >counseling we learn the importance of establishing the relationship. The
>> >same holds true for teaching/conducting workshop/training. Students who
>> >feel empowered, connected to others, and hold values related to social
>> >justice are not likely to cause behavioral problems in the classroom.
>> >
>> >Rosie
>> >
>> >
>> >Rosemarie Woodruff
>> >Counseling and Student Development Center
>> >University of Hawaii-Manoa
>> >2600 Campus Road, SSC 312
>> >Honolulu, HI 96822
>> >808-965-6114
>> >
>> >                The world is full of obstacle illusions.
>> >                                                         Grant Frasier
>> >
>> >On Mon, 1 Nov 1999, Jason Sublette wrote:
>> >
>> >> I have been hearing the same complaints from instructors all semester.
One
>> >> adult student reported that in her class ten students were so angry
about
>> >> their test grades, that they got up together and walked out of the class
>> >> (exams, which they weren't allowed to keep, in hand).  I've met with
many
>> >> students over the last two years who get very angry at their instructors
>> >> when they don't do well on exams, even when they haven't studied very
hard.
>> >>  The tone (and the language) they use to describe instructors is
troubling
>> >> to me, especially when it's a dedicated, superb instructor who happens
to
>> >> teach a difficult class.
>> >>
>> >> The climate in the average classroom is often disturbing, especially in
>> >> freshman-level classes.  A colleague just reported that one of her
students
>> >> told her "to be cool," when she asked him to leave (because he was
>> >> sleeping); and of course he didn't leave.  In this same class, a group
of
>> >> five students insults and intimidates other students who try to
>> >> participate.  And this is an instructor who is always well-liked,
>> >> well-respected, and in an administrative position.  Another said that
one
>> >> student raises her voice and declares, "I'm doing it my way so just
leave
>> >> me alone," when he tries to give her advice on her writing assignments.
>> >>
>> >> It's a big problem all of a sudden and I suspect the new era of
television
>> >> (and computer)-as-parent is greatly responsible for our students' brash
>> >> behavior and puzzling overconfidence & cockiness: professional athletes
are
>> >> supposed to be mean and tough and outspoken these days--they go after
>> >> referees and coaches, they tell you how great they are; musicians make
>> >> millions being as outrageous and irreverant as possible--they curse at
us,
>> >> they make obscene gestures, they poke fun at stereotypical parents; the
>> >> culture of MTV promotes getting attention however you can--taking off
your
>> >> clothes, sharing intimate details of your life, acting like you're an
>> >> adult.  And of course now you can get attention from millions by
creating
>> >> your own web page.  This makes your opinion automatically count, even
>> >> though it may be ill-informed, skewed, or not relevant.
>> >>
>> >> Another factor seems to be that students today feel entitled to things
>> >> (including acting however they feel, whenever they feel) because they
have
>> >> been living like adults for too long.  They work full time, they take
care
>> >> of brothers and sisters, they counsel emotionally-disturbed parents,
they
>> >> deal with drugs and violent crime.
>> >>
>> >> I try to teach students that this behavior is going to be
self-destructive
>> >> in the end.  If you get to spend a lot of time with these kids, you find
>> >> that most of them are angry.  Most are relatively respectful one-on-one,
>> >> especially if they think you care.
>> >>
>> >> Solution:  hard work, I think, for all of us at the university.  We have
to
>> >> address this problem before it gets out of control.  We have to, as
>> >> faculty, staff, and administration, have a long discussion about why
kids
>> >> are angry and disrespectful.  And yes, we will have to create behavior
>> >> policies.  Most of us aren't good at this kind of discipline, but we're
>> >> going to have to be.  Of course we can address the "culture of the
>> >> university" we strive for in FYE classes, but I suspect we have to be
ready
>> >> to fight for a calm, safe class environment.
>> >>
>> >> Jason Sublette
>> >> Aurora University
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> At 01:41 PM 11/1/99 -0500, Daryl Stephens wrote:
>> >> >Recently several of my colleagues and I had noticed that there seems to
be
>> a
>> >> >great deal more immature behavior than usual among our students this
>> semester
>> >> >--mostly talking in class and coming in late or leaving early.  At our
>> state
>> >> >developmental conference last week, I talked to instructors from
several
>> >> >points in the state, and they had noticed the same problems--actually
>> >> having to
>> >> >ask students to be quiet or leave the room if they were going to have
>> >> >non-content-related conversations during class.
>> >> >
>> >> >Is this a problem nationwide this year?  (I think this year's college
>> >> freshmen
>> >> >are the group that were in fourth grade the last year I taught fifth
grade
>> in
>> >> >another state, and I remember that bunch being less well-behaved than
most
>> >> >groups.)
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >Daryl Stephens  <[log in to unmask]>
>> >> >Assistant Professor (math)
>> >> >Division of Developmental Studies
>> >> >East Tennessee State University
>> >> >Box 70620, Johnson City, TN 37614
>> >> >Office phone (423) 439-4676   Fax:  (423) 439-7446
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>>
>> Je pense, donc, je suis, Rene Descarte
>> Chacun ont deux pays et un de ils est France, Benjamin Franklin
>> vive la France
>>

Je pense, donc, je suis, Rene Descarte
Chacun ont deux pays et un de ils est France, Benjamin Franklin
vive la France