Cross Cultural Information

For more details and availability: Search the Library Catalog on the Web

Communication and Language | Classrooms | Native Alaskan Languages | Braille and Visual Impairment | Deafness and Sign Language | Child Development | Professional Development | Educational Materials | Rural Education

EQUIP
G33
NeverAlone
Never alone [game] = Kisima Ingitchuna.
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna): "Play as both Nuna and Fox. Switch between the two companions at any time with one button press, or play side by side in local co-op mode, as you rely on the unique skills of each character to succeed in your quest. Brave the harsh world of the Arctic. Only with the aid of Helping Spirits will Nuna and Fox have any chance of survival in a land where survival is impossible. Unlock fascinating video insights. Elders, storytellers, and other members of the Alaska Native community share stories and wisdom about their culture, values and the amazing Arctic world encountered by players in over 30 minutes of interviews. Hear the story of Girl and Fox as told by a master Iänupiat storyteller in the spoken Iänupiaq language -- a first for a commercial video game."--amazon.com. Game is installed on a laptop so that it may be tested by students.

JOURNAL, 2010-2015
National Museum of the American Indian : celebrating native traditions & communities. National Museum of the American Indian, [2000].

Communication and Language

616.855
Multicu
Multicultural considerations. Published by: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, [199-]

497.2
Scollo
Scollon, Ron. Interethnic communication. Published by: Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska, 1980.

497.1
Vaudri
Vaudrin, Bill.
Native/non-native communication : creating a two-way flow. (No publishing information available.)

371.58
Pearmai
Pearmain, Elisa Davy.
Once upon a time-- storytelling to teach character and prevent bullying / Elisa Davy Pearmain. Character Development Group, Inc., c2006.

362.712
Culturally
Culturally responsive parental involvement : concrete understandings and basic strategies / A. Lin Goodwin ; Sabrina Hope King. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, c2002.
Description: This booklet explains that strong parental involvement in a child's education and school environment is essential to the success of the child and the school. It explores culturally biased beliefs many educators frequently have toward their students and their students' families, examining a variety of ways in which educators and parents can work together to benefit students. The booklet describes key assumptions of culturally responsive parental involvement (e.g., diverse cultural backgrounds of families demand new strategies to encourage parental involvement, parents want to be involved in their children's education, and partnerships are key to successful reform). Next, it examines common misconceptions (e.g., parents who do not visit schools do not care about their children's education, good parental involvement looks a certain way, and all parents respond to the same strategies). Finally, it presents concrete steps for initiating culturally responsive parental involvement (e.g., inventory parents' concerns, perspectives, and ideas; plan a series of parent-teacher seminars or parent-teacher team building activities based on surveys of parent interests and needs; assign a family liaison; and develop a school cultural resources binder). (SM)
Available online: http://www.pacer.org/mpc/pdf/CulturallyResponsivePI.pdf

Classrooms

ER
305.897
Alaska
Alaska cultural standards and guidelines. V. 2.0. Published by: Alaska Native Knowledge Network, 2004.
Contents: Guidelines for preparing culturally responsive teachers for Alaska's schools. -- Guidelines for nurturing culturally healthy youth. -- Alaska standards for culturally responsive schools. -- Guidelines for respecting cultural knowledge. -- Alaska standards content and performance standards for Alaska students. -- Guidelines for strengthening indigenous languages. -- Guidelines for culturally responsive schools. -- Guidelines for cross-cultural orientation programs.

ER
497.2
Alaska
Alaska Native cultural awareness workshop / Alaska Native Heritage Center ; ECHO. Published by: The Center, 2009.
Contents: Agenda -- ANHC cultural symbols -- Historic overview of Alaska Natives and the land -- Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) -- Subsistence, ANILCA, Title VIII -- Governmental structure -- Alaska Native values -- Cultural profiles -- Tribal protocols -- Cross cultural communication -- Sources for Alaska Native groups -- Suggested reading material on Alaska Native Cultures.

370.117
DermanSp
Derman-Sparks, Louise, and Julie Olsen Edwards. Anti-bias education for young children and ourselves. National Association for the Education of Young Children, c2010.
Description: Provides practical guidance to confront and eliminate barriers of prejudice, misinformation and bias about specific aspects of personal and social identity thus helping staff and children respect each other, themselves and all people.

370.190973
Siccon
Siccone, Frank. Celebrating diversity : building self-esteem in today's multicultural classrooms. Published by: Allyn and Bacon, c1995.

ER
370.117
Dauenh
Dauenhauer, Richard. Conflicting visions in Alaskan education / Richard L. Dauenhauer. 3rd ed. Published by: Tlingit Readers, Inc., 2000.

371.122
Kleinf
Kleinfeld, Judith S. Inventive teaching : the heart of the small school. Published by: Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks, c1992.

ER
379.798
Cultura
Culturally responsive schools [videorecording (DVD)] / project director, Robert E. Blum ; co-principal investigators, James W. Kushman, Raymond Barhnardt ; executive producer, Kelly Tonsmiere ; produced by Alaska Staff Development Network. Published by: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 1998.
Description: Examines Alaska's Native cultures in relation to education and schools.

ER
370.11709798
Creati
Creating culturally responsive schools : study guide : 2006. Published by: Alaska Staff Development Network, 2006.
Contents: Part 1. Alaska native ways of knowing -- Part 2. The cultural standards -- Part 3. Becoming more culturally responsive : a project.

371.90460973
Cooper
Cooperative learning and strategies for inclusion : celebrating diversity in the classroom. Published by: Paul H. Brookes, c1993.

Native Alaskan Languages

497.2
Thomps Thompson, Chad. Athapaskan languages and the schools : a handbook for teachers. Published by: Alaska Dept. of Education, Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program, 1984.

497.1
Jacobs
Jacobson, Stephen A. Central Yup’ik and the schools : a handbook for teachers. Published by: Alaska Dept. of Education, Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program, 1984.

497.1
Kaplan
Kaplan, Lawrence D. Inupiaq and the schools : a handbook for teachers. Published by: Alaska Dept. of Education, Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program, 1984.

REF
497.1
Jacobs
Jacobson, Stephen A. Yup'ik Eskimo dictionary. Published by Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska, 1984.

REF
497.1
Inupia
MacLean, Edna Ahgeak. Inupiallu tannillu uqalunisa ilanich = Abridged Inupiaq and English dictionary. Published by Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska, 1981.

REF
497.1
Miller

Miller, Terryl. Yup'ik (central Eskimo) language guide (and more!) : a useful introduction to the Central Eskimo (Yup'ik) language. Published by: World Friendship Pub., 2006.

Braille and Visual Impairment

AV
411
Braill
Braille literacy instruction for students who speak limited English [videorecording (VHS)]. Published by: Exceptional Teaching Aids, c1994.
Looks at the multicultural implications in teaching braille to students; interviews both teachers and students.

411
Braill
Communication skills for the visually impaired [videorecording (VHS)] : signature writing ; Braille literacy instruction for students who speak limited English.
First work shows tools and techniques for teaching signature writing. Second work looks at the multicultural implications in teaching braille to students; interviews both teachers and students.

Deafness and Sign Language

362.42089
Multic
Multicultural issues in deafness. Published by: Longman, c1993.

419.70802
Mindess
Mindess, Anna. Reading between the signs : intercultural communication for sign language interpreters. 2nd ed. Published by: Intercultural Press, 2006.
Contents: Introduction -- The study of culture -- Selected topics in intercultural communication -- Do Americans really have a culture? -- American deaf culture -- Multicultural deaf culture -- Culture, change, and technology -- The impact of cultural differences on interpreting situations -- Multicultural interpreting challenges -- The interpreter's role and responsibilities -- Techniques for cultural adjustments -- Interpreting in a virtual world -- Cultural sensitivity shouldn't end at five o'clock -- Afterword / by Thomas K. Holcomb.

Child Development

155.4
Cultur
Cultural perspectives on child development. Published by W.H.Freeman and Co., c1982.

CIRCLE Reserve
362.712
Gonzal
Gonzalez-Mena, Janet. Diversity in early care and education : honoring differences / Janet Gonzalez-Mena. 5th Ed. Published by: McGraw-Hill, 2008.

CIRCLE Reserve
372.712
Shareef
Shareef, Intisar. Practice in building bridges : companion resource to Diversity in early care and education, 5th ed. / Intisar Shareef and Janet Gonzalez-Mena. Published by: National Association for the Education of Young Children, c2008.
Contents: About this book -- Introduction to building bridges -- Perceiving and responding to differences -- Communicating across cultures -- Working with diversity issues -- A framework for understanding differences -- Attachment and separation -- Dffering perspectives on learning through play -- Socialization, guidance, and discipline.

CIRCLE Reserve
371.82996
School
School readiness and social-emotional development : perspectives on cultural diversity / Barbara Bowman and Evelyn K. Moore, editors. Published by: National Black Child Development Institute, 2006.

Professional Development

658.3008
Aguilar
Aguilar, Leslie C. Ouch! that stereotype hurts : communicating respectfully in a diverse world. Published by: Walkthetalk.com, 2006.
362.708693

Develo
Developing cross-cultural competence : a guide for working with young children and their families. Published by: Paul H. Brookes, c1992.

362.84
Kumabe
Kumabe, Kazuye T. Bridging ethnocultural diversities in social work and health. Published by: University of Hawaii, School of Social Work, c1985.

AV
302.4
Commun
Oleska, Michael. Communicating across cultures [videorecording (DVD)]. Published by: Capital Community Broadcasting, c1994/2005.

Contents: 1. Our world - the global-literate culture -- 2. The old wisdom - traditional cultures -- 3. The clash of worlds -- 4. The universe of communication.
A four part video series exploring how to communicate across the frontiers of race, religion, culture, sex, age and background. Part 1 focuses on the basic assumptions about reality that dominate modern western society. Characterizing the dominate culture of the world as Global-Literate, Father Michael describes the evolution of this view of the world, with its exclusively chronological sense of time, from its origins in the ancient Middle East. Part 2 describes an alterative view of life, of reality, derived from the more ancient sense of time and of humanity inspired by traditional, non-literate cultures of the world. Part 3 describes the clas between the Global-Literate and the Traditional cultures of the world. Documenting the effects of massive enculturation, Fr. Michael asserts that the tribal people must be allowed to become their own experts, to assume responsible positions within their villages and regions to adapt whatever is useful from the modern world to their own needs and situation, without losing their positive sense of identity. Part 4 describes why it is so difficult to communicate accurately and effectively, and includes some guidelines for what to look for, as well as what to do about some of the inevitable miscommunications that are part of our daily lives.

362.29
Challen
The challenge of participatory research : preventing alcohol-related problems in ethnic communities. Published by: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, 1995.

371.90973
Harry
Harry, Beth. Cultural diversity, families, and the special education system : communication and empowerment. Published by: Teachers College Press, c1992.

371.122
Kleinf
Kleinfeld, Judith S. Inventive teaching : the heart of the small school / Judith S. Kleinfeld, G. Williamson McDiarmid, William H. Parrett. Published by: Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks, c1992.

Educational Materials

979.8
Garza
Garza, Dolores A. Alaska Native science : a curriculum guide / by Dolly Garza.Alaska Native Knowledge Network, University of Alaska, c2011.
Numerous educational resources have been developed by educators and Elders in each cultural region of Alaska to bring the local knowledge systems to the forefront to be included side-by-side with the Western curriculum in the implementation of educational programs. This curriculum handbook introduces the reader to the creative potential of bringing multiple knowledge systems to bear in our understanding of the world around us.

507
Dick
Dick, Alan S. Alaska science : camps, fairs & experiments / by Alan Dick. Alaska Native Knowledge Network, c2004.
A three-part volume offering instruction on how to host science camps and fairs. Also includes an abundant source of science experiment ideas relating to life in Native and rural Alaska villages.

362.2089973
Gatheri
A Gathering of wisdoms : tribal mental health : a cultural perspective / Swinomish Tribal Mental Health Project. Swinomish Tribal Community, c1991.
"Native American mental health workers, tribal elders, a psychologist, a psychiatrist & a community mental health center administrator have combined traditional Indian & modern mental health knowledge into a unique Indian cultural perspective. "A Gathering of Wisdom" is an outgrowth of an unusual tribal mental health program cooperatively developed between the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, the Upper Skagit Tribe & the Skagit Community Mental Health Center. This book offers thought-provoking discussions, Indian artwork, & a variety of practical materials for use in tribal mental health service delivery, including: *An overview of the mental health status of Indian Tribal Communities, *The relationship between culture & mental health, *Cultural considerations for Indian mental health treatment, *Tribal Mental Health Program policies, procedures, service approaches, record keeping forms, etc., *Tribal Mental Health Training materials, *A resource list for Native American Mental Health work. Tribal & mainstream mental health workers, counselors, psychologists, child welfare workers, substance abuse professionals & educators will all find this book to be a stimulating & practical resource."--Alibris.

AV
371.122
ToShow
To show what we know [videorecording (DVD)] : Alaska Native science camps, projects and fairs in action / Alaska Rural Systemic Initiative, Alaska Native Knowledge Network. Alaska Rural Systemic Initiative ; Alaska Native Knowledge Network, c1999.
Shows how communities and school districts are implementing Alaska Native science camps throughout rural Alaska.

510
Dick
Dick, Alan. Village math / by Alan Dick. Alaska Native Knowledge Network, c2012.
"Village math is unique it that it introduces math to young people in a culturally-relevant way using scenarios found in everyday life in Alaska's rural areas. The problems represent real life issues the author wrestled with while making a living in Alaska's rural villages and communities. It is one matter to know how to do problems as they come in sequence in a math book. It is another matter to confront a problem in life and determine what math skills to apply to solve that problem. The target audience is middle school, but may problems apply to older and younger students as well"--P.[4 ] of t.p.

372.35
Dick
Dick, Alan. Village science / by Alan Dick. Alaska Native Knowledge Network, c1997.
Resource handbook for rural Alaskan teachers. Contains ideas on how to demonstrate some basic science concepts as they relate to village life.

Rural Education


371.19346
Reetz
ACRES cross-cultural bibliography for rural special educators Linda Reetz and Mary Cerny.
American Council on Rural Special Education, c1988.
371.19346
Carrera
Educating undocumented children : a review of practices and policies (an ERIC/CRESS trends and issues paper) John Willshire Carrera.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, 1989.

371.19346
Effecti
Effective service delivery strategies appropriate for specific rural subcultures-sample profiles developed by National Rural Research & Personnel Preparation Project (NRP), National Rural Development Institute, Western Washington University ; funded by Division of Personnel Preparation, Office of Special Education, United States Department of Education.
Western Washington University, 1980.

362.2089973
Gatheri
A Gathering of wisdoms : tribal mental health : a cultural perspective Swinomish Tribal Mental Health Project.
Swinomish Tribal Community, c1991.
Description: "Native American mental health workers, tribal elders, a psychologist, a psychiatrist & a community mental health center administrator have combined traditional Indian & modern mental health knowledge into a unique Indian cultural perspective. "A Gathering of Wisdom" is an outgrowth of an unusual tribal mental health program cooperatively developed between the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, the Upper Skagit Tribe & the Skagit Community Mental Health Center. This book offers thought-provoking discussions, Indian artwork, & a variety of practical materials for use in tribal mental health service delivery, including: *An overview of the mental health status of Indian Tribal Communities, *The relationship between culture & mental health, *Cultural considerations for Indian mental health treatment, *Tribal Mental Health Program policies, procedures, service approaches, record keeping forms, etc., *Tribal Mental Health Training materials, *A resource list for Native American Mental Health work. Tribal & mainstream mental health workers, counselors, psychologists, child welfare workers, substance abuse professionals & educators will all find this book to be a stimulating & practical resource."--Alibris.

Updated May 2017