Cognitive orientations have traditionally focused on individuals as agents of learning, but now increasingly acknowledge the fundamentally social nature of learning; that is, humans learn in social settings, in interactions with other people, and with cultural artifacts that embody the ideas and beliefs of other humans (Perkins, 1993; Saxe, 1999). This chapter focuses on culture as represented by ethnicity, race, and nationality. It also acknowledges cultural practices based on gender, age cohort, religion, sexual orientation, and disability. Thus, the discussion addresses the cultural implications of these core, agreed-upon propositions about learning in terms of ethnicity, race, and nationality, primarily within the U.S. context.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)