Addressing cultural diversity in the classroom. Cultural diversity and diversity in general is something that we should champion in the modern age. As a teacher however, it brings challenges to engage and maintain a student’s learning in the classroom environment. As Thomas Jefferson said “There is nothing more unequal, than the equal treatment of unequal people.”
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
Literature if used correctly can enhance a child’s life. It can become a valuable tool in helping children to understand their home, communities and the world in which they live. Through literature children’s vocabulary, imaginations, and self understanding is built. Children should be exposed to literature that is age appropriate and within the context of learning respect for themselves and others by the diversity of the books. My literature plan is based upon multicultural diversity which reinforces reading readiness, read-along that emphasis multicultural songs and rhymes, build self esteem through art, music and movement and responses to literature.
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
Students have their own best way in effectively learning the lesson. With the diversity of students, the problem is each student has a preferred learning style. It becomes undeniably one of the reasons that make it difficult to achieve the best expected outcome out of teachers’ effort. However, teachers try to incorporate various teaching techniques to make every learning opportunity become productive, meaningful, and relevant for the learners.
Gerardo Nava is a Hispanic/Latino male in his late twenties, who identifies as a Mexican American as his race, heterosexual, catholic, democrat, middle class, hard-working, married and a father undergraduate commuter student at Brandman University. He is a first generation student who comes from a working class two parent home.
Teachers should understand the diversity spectrum that is in a classroom; there are cultures, races, languages, and socioeconomic backgrounds in classroom during the 21st century educational realm. Students need to acknowledge student’s diverse background specially when they arrive late in the school year.
Being a woman of color means I am inevitably silenced by the superior white male, yet being an activist eliminates my voice by the majority in all forms. My first year of college has been interesting, to say the very least. I’ve grown accustomed to the distinct differences and surprising similarities between myself and the hundreds, maybe thousands, of other students on campus, which I wasn’t familiar with among the fifty-two people in my high school graduating class.
Problem Statement and Importance Diversity and inclusion within STEM has become a challenge for institutions of higher education and industry employers. Issues with recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities are illustrated in workforce hiring and enrollment in higher education institutions. In particular, Colleges of Agriculture and related industries have
The neighborhood I grew up in, my experiences in school, and my family background has shaped my view and deeds on equity, inclusion, and diversity to its own extent. I grew up in a normal middle class neighborhood, with the majority of the population being boys. Also in my neighborhood I had my two male cousins along with my male brother. As you may guess, I hung out with a lot of boys while I was younger, however that didn’t necessarily make me a tomboy. I could hang out with the guys, which influenced me to the fact that I’m just as good as them and we are on the same level. On the other hand, my room was filled with pink items and I loved to play with dolls. At an early age, they try to diversify the differences between little boys and little
The methodology comprised pre-service teachers attitude toward the inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, in a three-semester hour course. The details extracted were participants, setting description, instrumentation data collection procedures, study design, and the data analysis procedures used. The study design sought to answer the following research question “How does a one three-semester-hour service-based introductory course in diversity affect pre-service teachers’ attitude toward the inclusion of diverse learners in a general education classroom? The population used for the study were students enrolled in a teacher education program in a multi-faceted United Methodist Church related university located
My first field experiment was very necessary for me to observe the ways of a successful teacher. It contributed to me learning how to deal with diversity, classroom control, and accommodation for different learning styles. In my field experiment, I focused on diversity and how it plays a huge part in how the students interact and learn within the classroom. Diversity simply put, is to have variety or differences inside of a group. Diversity in the classroom may include: exceptionalities, culture, language, learning style and gender. Different types of diversities in a classroom can if not recognized, and accommodated for hinder the learning environment. As a successful teacher, it is necessary to demonstrate an understanding for diversity
I. INTRODUCTION Philosophies and practices that revolve in the home environment influence the learning capacities of young children. The factors that contribute include the social, cultural and economic. It is important for the family to collaborate these factors so as to enhance the knowledge of toddlers with special needs. The formation of their habits, cognition, emotions, communication and movement can be home trained by parents or other family members. Learning and development of young ones are centered by their families practice. Professional engagement enables to increase their ability and knowledge. Families require understanding the necessary support to assist in the education progress.
Diversity has broad ranges of spectrums. Students from all across the continent; students from political refugees, indigenous Americans, and immigrants bring their culture and linguistic skills to American classrooms. Students do not only bring their cultures and linguistic skills, but they bring their ethnics, talents, and skills. In addition, their age and gender are two
Student Diversity and Classroom Management Classroom Management is imperative to a successful school year because it includes all of the practices and procedures that allow teachers to teach and students to learn. Without appropriate classroom management, even the best lesson plans will fail to succeed because it has such a huge impact on student achievement. Successful classroom management should begin the minute students walk into the classroom on the first day of school. Procedures and routines should be in place and followed through each day in order to create the best possible learning environment for each student. A good teacher will also take into consideration the needs and developmental levels of each individual student