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Cultural Connection Project Promoting Multicultural in Elementary School Presenter: Chi-Ying Betty Hu Date : November 17, 2008
Matuck, L.Y., & Ruggirello, T. (2007). Cultural Connection Project :Promoting Multiculturalism in Elementary Schools. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 98 (1), 26-28.
V. About my research
Cultural Connection Project (CCP)
Funded by Heritage Canada Aimed to promote multiculturalism among grade school students through drama education
Framework of CCP
Paulo Freier's transformative and experiential learning theory Where students explore the issues, reflect on their personal experience, generate new meaning of experience and take action to create change.
Framework of CCP
group discussion performance drama workshop
Methodology Participants Grade 3-6 students (n=665) Lead-class students (n=158)
All students completed a 7-item questionnaires
2. Comfort with others 1 . Have friends 3. Talk with others 4. Respect others 5. Accept others 6. Importance to be equal 8. Believe can make difference
Methodology group discussion performance drama workshop T2 T1 T3 Data collection
Lead class Lead class All grate 3-6 students
Explore students’ understanding of
Portrayed cultural conflicts experience
by new comers in the host country
Students identified possible cause and
Created fictional scenarios to examine
conflicts related to cultural diversity
Developed action plans to promote
cultural sensitivity and awareness in
their own schools
Drama Workshop Drama Performance Group Discussion Objective Participants
Methodology Data analysis T-test ANOVA T1 & T2 T2 & T3
After the performance(T2) ＞ Before performance(T1)
3. Talk with others 5. Accept others 8. Believe can make difference
Drama education was an effective experiential tool for promoting multiculturalism in a school setting
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Have clear framework and object design.
About my research Grant Questionnaires & Semiconstructive interview Method 1. What is the students’ perception of foreign teacher ? 2. How do students adjust to the foreign teacher? Research Question The pupils of Confucius meet Palo Topic