Cultural Pluralism : As Educators What Pluralistic Perspective Do

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Cultural Pluralism: As educators what pluralistic perspective do we use to motivate and encourage our students to learn in a classroom environment of other ethnic groups? Every teacher has a different teaching style. Identifying the best model of excellence in a pluralistic curriculum will increase good results in student achievement. Building Cultural Connections: • Recognize Customs, Culture, and Religion • Knowing and learning other cultural practices • Knowing and understanding the differences and similarities of beliefs Barbara T. Bowman, Vice President of Academic Programs at the Erikson Institute in Chicago, Illinois, expresses the challenge in this manner: “One of the most serious and explosive issues in the United States Today is how to meet the educational needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. If current trends in educational achievement continue, millions of students (primarily poor, African American, Asian, Native American, and Hispanic) will not obtain the education necessary for full participation in the economic and civic life of the country. Furthermore, the inequality that results from differences in educational achievement of children is likely to make the social stability of the United States increasingly doubtful." Cultural Assimilation: How do all ethnic and racial groups in the United States relate to one another? Assimilation is a process in which formerly distinct and separate groups come to share a common culture and merge
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