2017．第45卷第1期（Vol. 45 No. 1）．pp. 157–179
The Process of Implementing Local Cultural Curriculum With Culturally Responsive Practice in Learning Areas of a Truku Preschool
胡美智、鄭雅莉（Mei-Chih HU & Ya-Li CHENG）
This study investigated the curriculum changes and development of a Truku preschool that received educational care from the Ministry of Education. It aimed to: (a) study how local cultural curriculum with culturally responsive practice was implemented in learning areas of the preschool; (b) analyze how the behaviors of preschool educators and preschoolers changed after implementing this practice; (c) explore the difficulties that teachers faced regarding the integration of local cultural curriculum into learning areas and their remedies. The study found that: (a) the preschool educators implemented culturally responsive curriculum practice by setting culturally related themes, placing culturally relevant materials in learning areas, and exploring teacher-made materials relevant to cultural responsiveness; (b) through adopting local culture-integrated curriculum, the problem-solving ability of little Truku children could be nurtured; (c) facing difficulties including the lack of story books and teaching materials related to Truku cultures in the communities, the preschool educators tried to produce culturally related teaching materials or picture books by themselves.
Keywords: culturally responsive practice; local cultural curriculum; Truku; learning areas