Diversity is something described between the differences of two individuals. Diversity means that all individuals showed be respected and valued, therefore you must be aware of the individual’s differences and must not barricade the way they have been cared for. It is you knowing and looking after an individual with full understanding of the difference in their personal characteristics. It is also when you encourage those differences and use them in different cohesive communities and in an effective work force. It is important that you recognise that each
Poverty is a serious issue which our society and children faces every day. It is a constant struggle that shouldn’t be ignored. UNICEF states “The study of OECD countries in 2007, over fourteen percent of Australian children under the age of eighteen are currently living in households who are defined as poor or with incomes less than half of the median national income”. The increase in the number and percentage of children living in poverty within our society has contributed to making today's classrooms more diverse than ever it has been. This highlights and makes both teaching and learning more challenging. Diversity exists in the students who are living in poverty and the education assistant and teachers must provide the concept of diversity
Diversity means differences and variations, within in people for example different races, beliefs, physical appearances, age, capabilities, customs and gender and class.
Within the core of many educational institutions, diversity is a commercial tacit. While every institution cannot offer the same kind of diversity, the endorsement of such exists through various definitions. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges define diversity through the various classes: race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and age (“Statement on Diversity”)
School was always enjoyable to me, up until the sixth grade when I had to face the troubles of being a growing Muslim girl in a place that wasn't religiously diverse.Throughout the sixth grade I was constantly bullied because of my religion.The bullying started out as a joke,my classmates would call me a ninja when I wore my abaya to class to make their friends laugh but then it started to get worse. Some of my classmates started to treat me differently after I started wearing my abaya daily. My friends even started to talk to me less and they also stopped sitting next to me at lunch. And for a whole month I was left to sit alone at a table that can seat around fifteen people.
Diversity can be differences among different groups of people based on their ethnicity, race, gender, language, religion, sexual orientation, etc. My definition of diversity would be the openness of accepting everyone, even if they are not the same as you. Accepting people from different cultures and of different races. Diversity is just another word for “different”, which the entire world is. Diversity to me is not only accepting others and their differences, but also respecting them. Not every person is going to be the same, matter of fact, no one in the world is the same as another person. Every person is different and unique in their own way and people should accept and respect that. Diversity however does not only mean where someone came
According to the Census Bureau, the term “minority”, used to describe racial and ethnic groups in the United States, may need to be retired soon. In 2012, projections were released that by the end of this decade, no single racial or ethnic group will constitute a majority of children under 18. And in about three decades, no singe group will constitute a majority of the country as a whole. (CITATION) Why is this relevant you may ask?
One way that this could be implemented within the classroom to help the student feel more comfortable, and to bridge the gap is by displaying some of their cultural artifacts within the classroom setting, such as books in both their native language as well as English (Vacca, 2015) and maybe one day out of the week during story time have a student read a chapter in a book written in his native language, and have them translated it into the English form, this will assist both the ELL students as well as the other students in learning to speak, and read one another’s language. Yet another way to implement diversity, in preschool we have a show, and tell day on Friday this would be a great opportunity for the students to bring in artifacts,
While some schools are as racially segregated than before Brown vs. Board of Education in 1954, landmark case deemed racial segregated schools illegal; diversity in schools have been the main goal of all schools. In 2006, Orfield and Lee offers statistic demonstrating a racial transformation. Diversity in school have changed the landscape of schools. Orfield and Lee outlines in the school year of 2003-2004, Latinos were the largest minority group followed by the Black/African American community. While some scholars may offer this fact as no surprise it is to be noted that all of the minority groups are growing at a rapid rate in comparison to majority groups, Whites. Classrooms becoming more diverse, teachers must take
As a bewildering life of a teenager, you are so busy with countless responsibilities to complete you forget how valuable your youth is. Usually, high school is the last stop of your childhood, after that you move on to go to college and then become an adult to challenge the unforgiving world. Consequently, high school teens often struggle on how to use their last 4 years of childhood bliss; going to “cool” parties almost every popular kid and athlete is invited to, or maybe being too focused on getting into those outstanding ivy leagues—yeah being a teen isn’t so easy. In short, it’s just a severe understatement to claim its hard find direction in life, especially so young. Furthermore, that’s why I love clinical rotation so much, it’s so unique in the sense that it has that balance of a mellow and serious class in addition to acquiring prior knowledge of PHS, bonding with my classmates, not to mention the boundless opportunities bestowed to young minds like us. However, the
Diversity and the classroom have a huge correlation. Not only does diversity allow students to learn from different viewpoints, but for me to have a better understanding of various views as well. Diversity crosses the whole realm of education reaching out to the differences in individuals according to ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, religion, geographical area, and other cultural aspects. Addressing diversity is important to make all individuals in the classroom feel safe and comfortable. I believe in the golden rule of treating others how you’d like to be treated and I will have zero tolerance of prejudice in my classroom. As a leader and a good communicator, I will make this very clear to all of my
What is Diversity? Diversity is the differences within an area or group. Diversity may be found almost anywhere within social groups, to name a few: schools, families, and workplace. The types of diversities that will be touched on are related to the students. Diversity can be applied to teach about acceptance while giving someone the sense of being special. How to work with diversity and my experiences with diversity include race, economic status, gender, giftedness, and mental/physical disabilities.
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.
Standard #1: Throughout the entire semester I realized how different each student learns and develops at different paces. When teaching my lesson plans or doing an activity with a student I would always have to gauge how I was going to work with each student because everyone works differently. Some learners are visual, some are hands on etc. So when I sat down to work on something with a student I would keep in mind their learning style and their ability. For example, some students were reading full length chapter books while other students were beginning to read intro chapter books. I think understanding the way a student learns is crucial in effective teaching and best practices.
As a child, I never liked the word "diversity". I always wanted to be apart of the majority and thought that being diverse as a child was "not cool". Back then; I believed that diversity was in regards to only your origin. Throughout elementary and middle school, I was always trying to be something I was not