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Multicultural Classroom Analysis

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In order to have a multicultural classroom, the teacher must be a multicultural person in their core. This is the only way to have a bias-free environment in the classroom. Our book states, “A good multicultural teacher must believe in social justice and advancement of democracy” (Robles de Melendez & Beck, 2013, p213). If we as educators believe in social justice and we live in a multicultural town, then we believe in justice for all. No matter their color, race, culture, social status… In other words we believe in progress for all and that everyone has the potential or capabilities of accomplishing success. If we in fact are that type of person we feel a responsibility as educators to offer equal opportunities to all students and their families.…show more content…
This is a very detailed process that when practiced correctly can have great outcomes. This book offers great tools such as questioners and checklist that we can work on to ensure the success of our students. Figure 7-4 “Learning about the children’s learning context” (219) is a great starting point. By obtaining the answers to this questioner you as an educator will learn about the community, the school, children and families, and the classroom of your students. Basically, about the environment of the child and what effect this has on your student. Some of the answers you will get are, what the communities’ immediate priorities. The cultural and ethnic makeup of the school. Also, the diversity issues that are not clear to students, these could be language differences, equality, interracial relations and more. Once you have all this information about your student population and there needs setting up the curriculum will be less time consuming and it will be more inclusive to all. Furthermore, I find the checklist in Figure 7-5 very useful to make sure we target all areas of the classroom practices. We can analyze the content integration, knowledge construction, prejudice reduction, equitable pedagogy, and we can make sure we have an Empowering classroom/ school culture. In addition to all these excellent tools we can set goals as teacher and for our students too. Goals can include things such as ensuring our students have a healthy sense of self-worth, Understanding the learning abilities of our students, becoming aware of their uniqueness. Also, learning about their cultural roots, and offering the kids a sense of belonging. There are many things that we as educators can offer to help our students feel included, we could invite a diversity of speakers to our classroom from different backgrounds that our student
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