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.
As I walk down the halls of Denver South High school, I see many flags draped down the ceiling with many faces that identify with those flags. Since freshman year, all I’ve heard about South is that they have a very diverse population. However, I don’t see the diversity everyone talks about. I see flags that have been disturbed by hands that are privileged and don’t know what it’s like to be labeled as a minority. As a student here at South, I want the student population and faculty to understand that diversity isn’t just a number. Diverse student should be included in all parts of the system, not just included to make South look good. It infuriates me to think that our amazing diverse students are exploited for advertisement for the school. I am a Nigerian-American that believes there is a problem at South: we accept students with diverse backgrounds only when it benefits the school.
One dilemma that governments face in determining equal protection of the laws in public education is funding. There are disparities in public school funding between states, between districts within the same state, and within schools in the same district.
While diversity amongst families in America has been an ongoing problem in regards to immigrants, is their presence ambivalent to what people feel about immigration; or does it pose a threat to our society in terms of financial setbacks. Although, many American’s today feel immigration is a severe issue in today’s society, others feel that their presence actually benefits us in many way’s; creating a comforting financial contribution to society rather than hardship. So, why do some Americans feel threatened by the presence of others, from other origins; other than their own. That’s because these immigrants cross the borders illegally in hopes of a new found freedom, while coming her to look for help through that of government assistance for
Educationalists have suggested that students’ understanding of their community and appreciation of diversity can be endorsed through opportunities to share values and challenge prejudices across the curriculum (DCSF 2007). School X recognises the role students play in the sustenance of a cohesive community. Due to the extremely diverse demographic of the community of Borough M, the council encourages the sustenance of a cohesive community in which all cultures are given equal importance (Gilligan, 2012). School X resonates this agenda, by promoting and celebrating diversity, and as an all-girls’ school, it recognises the importance of empowering young girls to facilitate their ownership of learning and progression. The school has been involved
The information that has helped me better understand about diversity in the united states in ways that I did not know in the pass was that diversity is a big picture that help shape the world. it gives ma a chance to explore more about others, there countries and more about there experiences that help shape there culture. Within this time I have really also learned that different things can be diverse and there are different ways that diverse situations can be dealt with. Diversity has really gave me an opportunity to see that some cultures can relate better to some countries for example like Japanese and Chinese people. diversity is all around us and is a thing that should make the united States proud of.
By the year 2050, nonwhites will represent close to half of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau projections. By 2005, the ethnic minority share of the workforce is expected to grow to 28 percent, up from 18 percent in 1980 and 22 percent in 1990. Although the African American population is
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
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.
The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon the diverse experiences that I have had in my personal and professional life. Fortunately, I have had a large mix of diverse friends and experiences in my life. This paper will discuss those diversities as well as the plan to expand on my current knowledge.
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
When America was founded, it was established on freedom and equality for all people. At first it was just religious freedom, but eventually freedom of speech, press, petition, and more. In time, America began to be known as a “melting pot” of cultures as more and more people came because they wanted this freedom; the more people who came though, the more problems America had. There were too many cultural discrepancies between people, and ultimately America, the country based on freedom and equality, faced challenges concerning diversity.
"Some teachers may work with students to create the class environment; others may force a class environment upon students" (Zawondiak 124). Regardless of the approach the teacher might decide to take, she holds the power even before a student walks into class. The teacher is the one that chooses what materials are going to be used during the school year. She creates and plans lessons that are going to be used during class time. How children are going to be assessed and placed in levels that fit the children's capabilities. And finally, the teacher decides what set of goals she might have for the class, the different set of teaching techniques she would like to use and the set of expectations she might have for each students. The teacher is the one that decides what she wants to concentrate on, how to go about teaching it, and the outcomes she expects from the students.