Cross-Cultural Simulations in Teacher Education: Developing Empathy and Understanding
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Teacher training programs have recognized the importance of preparing future teachers for the unique opportunities and challenges that our multicultural societies and world provide. One method that is useful in sensitizing teachers to issues of diversity is cross-cultural simulations. By using kinesthetic and affective modes of learning, simulations encourage students to analyze and reflect through experiential learning. When cross-cultural simulations are included in a holistic teacher education program that includes discussions, modeling, field experiences, and observations, they can provide meaningful opportunities for developing cultural awareness and understanding.
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Multicultural Perspectives, v. 7, issue 2, p. 40-47
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Cruz, Bárbara C. and Patterson, Jennifer M., "Cross-Cultural Simulations in Teacher Education: Developing Empathy and Understanding" (2005). Social Science Education Faculty Publications. 66.