Statement on Diversity In a world that is becoming increasingly dynamic and interconnected where each of us are becoming more dependent on each other, diversity is a crucial element of life. Never in human history have students had available to them the
So we have learned that learning styles including gender are a big part of diversity and how as a teacher to incorporate effective learning into the classroom. Now we switch gears and think about a multicultural classroom. Multicultural refers to race, ethnicity, and culture. Race is a group of persons sharing a common publicly determined category often connected to genetic characteristics, physical looks, and heritage. Today, about one in three Americans are of color (Sadker, p. 76). Ethnicity refers to common cultural behaviors such as language, religion, and dress. Culture is a set of learned beliefs, values, symbols, and behaviors, a way of life shared by members of a society. This is a category altogether referred to as multicultural and is the common thought when diversity is said. Multicultural individuals were in the past and
This foundation promotes values of tolerance, respect, and appreciation of all differences and helps people to be more accepting of variety. Ruby and her first grade teacher Barbara Henry go to schools around the country today and educate students on the importance of respecting the variation of others and their values. They inform the youth about ways to end racism and conflict in diversity. Their goal is to create change in the educational system and inspire people to be more susceptible to those that may be apart from others. They encourage people to accept difference because a world without contrast would be lifeless. Ruby and Barbara hope that their further education on diversification of characteristics will help the younger generation to stand up for equal
This course focuses on important to teach students about diversity to help them develop empathy for others. We will read about diversity and cultures to help students understand what diversity really means and how it applies to them. Diversity focuses on race, gender, ethnicity, and cultural and how it pertains to the classroom and everyday life. This course is here to enlighten students of the differences of others and how to be sensitive to everyone’s cultures and beliefs. Consists of developing positive relationships among diverse groups and individuals to fight stereotyping and promote unity (Bank & McGee, 2013).
This course included lessons in both written and oral communication to increase the understanding of student diversity. I participated in discussions on the issues of diversity that affect student learning from diverse groups. With the use of Ruby Payne’s book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, I examined and reflected on the ethnic and economic diversity in schools and students.
Introduction Teaching in racially diverse classrooms often leaves educators feeling uncertain about how to proceed and how to respond to historically marginalized students. There is pressure to acknowledge and accept students of color with different perspectives, to diversify the syllabi, be more aware of classroom dynamics, and pay attention to how students of color experience the learning process.
This paper will be discussing a recent fifteen hour field experience I participated in which I observed a classroom which included many students of diverse ethnic and cultural groups. I will discuss any prejudices/discriminations I observed in the classroom based on ethnic and cultural diversity. I will also describe
Consequently, a benefit of a racially diverse environment is students performing better academically. Students would then thrive at a university filled with people different from themselves. In a study named Effects of Racial Diversity on Complex Thinking in College Students, a student from Stanford University, revealed that the presence of a minority in a group resulted in more complex discussions and different solutions and perspectives being voiced (Antonio). This reveals that racial diversity on campus is important in classrooms because different solutions can be approached. A classroom filled with people from similar backgrounds would have a high chance of coming to the same conclusions in a discussion. However, students that have had a different life experience can offer valuable, new ideas. Additionally, different perspectives being offered can lead to people being more open and considering new mindsets. People can adopt new views that are
As of recent the trending tales of police brutality have filled headlines and brought light to racial tensions that have been brewing in America for centuries. We have seen over the past couple of years an alarming increase of shootings in
In trying to understand how to improve the way in which students learn about diversity so that they reflect on their own viewpoints, it is important to realize who the modern day student is. First student affairs professionals need to understand that the traditional age college (ages 18-24) student is a millennial (Broido, 2004). This generation views diversity much differently in all things including race, gender, sexual orientation, social justice issues, political ideology, and much more (Broido, 2004). One critical point to know is that while the United States is becoming a more diverse population, segregation among neighborhoods is increasing, thus lots of students have a very limited depth of interaction of different backgrounds (Broido,
What Does It Mean To Be A Bronco Being a Bronco is a title that any student, staff or faculty member, parent, and community member should be proud to have. The intention of having a proud title should not be for full self indulgence, but to influence others in a positive
Like it or not, there has always been diversity among students in the classroom. It is the fact that each and every student is unique. From every circumstance, students bring a varying set of values, perspectives, and beliefs to the learning environment. Understanding the character of students is important in order to become a competent teacher. In fact, teachers should be aware and recognize students, as unique individuals, all acquire information differently than others. Some of these differences are due to developmental variations in cognitive, physical, intellectual, moral, emotional, and social changes caused by maturation and experience. And this reality of classroom conditions makes instruction much more challenging for teachers and
I believe it is important to first analyze the word diversity when examining the need for diversity within a classroom. According to Webster's New Pocket Dictionary, diversity means variety, a number of different kinds. I often discuss and read about diversity in terms of cultural backgrounds; the unification of histories and stories from people from all over the world. Although, I believe that in a higher-educational setting, diversity can also be discussed as the acceptance of the various minds within a classroom. I believe that it is important to recognize the thoughts and experiences of others in a learning environment. Collectively, students learn from teachers, teachers learn from students, and students learn from their peers. By
Diversity in classrooms can open student’s minds to all the world has to offer. At times diversity and understanding of culture, deviant experiences and perspectives can be difficult to fulfill, but with appropriate strategies and resources, it can lead students gaining a high level of respect for those unlike them, preferably than a judgmental and prejudiced view.
Since I started this class, I have a learned a great deal about cultural diversity in the classroom and abroad. My perspective has changed slightly but my knowledge of this subject has improved. In my family, my father taught me about the civil rights movement and the evils