1.3 It is very important to be aware of the importance of valuing and promoting cultural diversity. Most schools will activley include a number of strategies to
In order for teachers to create a learning environment that is culturally responsive to each individual student, a teacher must learn the student’s funds of knowledge. The importance of learning the funds of knowledge of your students is crucial. A teacher can approach learning more about a student’s prior knowledge and culture in a variety of ways, including, instructing personal interviews with questions about their personal life such as what are the most important things in your life. Another way to discover your student’s funds of knowledge is by placing yourself in their shoes and doing a school and community walk through. You can also be provided with more insight into your student’s lives by conducting an adult interview from someone that also lives in the same community. In order for me to create lessons and classroom practices that are culturally responsive is by discovering my student’s funds of knowledge. I am at Blackwell Elementary School, which is located in Marietta and is apart of the Cobb County District. After having the students create heart maps and interviewing them, doing a school and community walkthrough, and talking with an adult, I was greatly impacted by all the new information and perspectives I learned. Without going through this process to obtain the information, I would have no knowledge on my students or the community surrounding Blackwell besides what meets the eye. This experience impacted my own thinking about the school I am working in for
As an educator it is important to be aware of the various learners in the classroom as well as being able to shift lessons accordingly to adapt to a greater number of students. In addition it is essential that culturally responsive practices is adapted in the classroom in order for all students to have a sense of belonging and are able to participate. For this reason, a teacher must actively use culturally responsive practices to engage students and their families because it helps to develop a relationship and maintain a level of communication. Learning “facts” about different cultures is not enough, it is more important that we make
OVERVIEW OF GRANVILLE BOYS HIGH SCHOOL For my Professional Engagement placement, I was assigned to a UNSW ASPIRE program school, Granville Boys High School (GBHS), an single-sex government school situated in South Western Sydney. Due to its geographical location in one of the most multicultural regions in Sydney, with 95 per cent of the school’s total of 488 enrolments classified as Language Background Other Than English (LBOTE) students. Most students attending the school live in the surrounding Holroyd/Auburn area, with a large majority of students from Arabic or Muslim backgrounds. Additionally, there are recently arrived students from Africa and students with South Pacific Islander backgrounds. As well as being classified as a
1. “Developing a knowledge base about cultural diversity”Teachers must know that culture is defined by a variety of important factors. “Among these are ethnic groups’ cultural values traditions, communications, learning styles, contributions, and relational patterns” (Gay, 2007, p. 107). Knowing these and how they apply to each culture will help create a stimulating and supportive environment for students.
Ours is a growing and wonderful community. With growth, however, come greater challenges and even greater opportunities. Our community consists of many people from many different cultures and with growth it will become even more diverse. We have all seen tragedies unfold in schools across the country and as made evident by the necessity of our bullying policy, the issues of ignorance and intolerance are also alive and well here at home. This is why we must address issues surrounding cultural diversity. Cultural diversity is simply the blending of different cultures – people with different backgrounds, routines, looks, beliefs, styles of dress all coming together to form a community. The challenge is do we continue to stick our head
Underrepresented Minorities is a big topic that I felt covering in this class was necessary, especially on the leadership viewpoint. Being part of the Latino community, we have struggles of being misrepresented, especially lately in the social media concerning Donald Trump. His comments hit home with many of us and
America is a melting pot with so many cultures, however I didn’t know my own culture to begin with. On my way to school I began to I wonder about my own culture, and what unknown knowledge lies under the tales of other minorities. With my hunger to satisfy my
Providence is known as a highly dangerous city. Consequently, we are the “hood” of RI. There should be a group of teenagers, that meet about once every week, from each community to discuss how we could expand diversity. They would spread the message all over Providence. Every year, there should
All the legislation will be explained and taken action in weekly meetings. 1st December 2016 HR manager Operation manager Training and activities of legal and ethical requirement in work field, weekly. 1st December 2016 HR manager Managers Apply new time management and time table for working procedures. 1st December 2016 Operation General Manager Weekly, Cultural acknowledgement and activities for stakeholders to get to know more about culturally diverse.
Diversity is very visible in the schools within the United States. When you enter most classrooms you see students from different nationalities. As the immigrant population continues to grow in the U.S., teachers need to make sure they take everyone’s culture into consideration when teaching. It is important for teachers to create an atmosphere where all cultures are recognized and respected. Teachers should ensure to use culturally responsive practices in order to be able to engage all the student and their families, despite where they come from.
Currently, I am engaging in service-learning at a non-profit organization called Waite House. This organization is located in Minneapolis, specifically in the Ventura Village neighborhood, which is located in the Phillips community. Engaging in service-learning at Waite House has been a positive experience for me thus far because I feel “at home,” both during the commute and the volunteering experience. The commute is approximately thirty minutes on the public bus and quite often I find myself enjoying the ride. The bus travels throughout various neighborhoods with people from many different backgrounds. While being on campus at the University of Minnesota, I do not experience much diversity in my daily life. Starting off my volunteer days with a bus ride of people who I can relate to in different ways makes the experience much more exciting and valuable for me. Specifically, I see people of all ages, speaking languages and slangs that I can understand. This makes the experience more exciting and valuable for me because I am comfortable in this environment; therefore, I do not feel forced to volunteer at Waite House. As soon as I arrive at Waite House I see the heart-warming smiles on the faces of most of the children as they walk off the school bus.. However, not everyone is smiling. Some of the children are angry because they do not like the idea of after-school programming or engaging in learning opportunities. Oddly enough, this enhances my service-learning experience
In standard 4, leaders have to focus on diversity and acknowledge their importance. The struggle with this is know how to acknowledge them and have not feel left out in the school. You have to include everyone into decisions that are being made around the school. The key here is build relationships which builds trust as well. Feeling appreciated and knowledge can go a very long way. You can learn a lot from other cultures and could be a good resource for learning and making connections in everyday life.
For, seemingly, my entire life I have been undeniably different. My appearance always leaves people guessing, “What is she,” or, “Where did she come from?” As a person of a multicultural background, those two questions are the never ending soundtrack to my life. However, growing up in a small city, where everything is written in black and white, allows myself and others just like me to add some color. Being that I am surrounded by people with an intolerance of diversity, I made it my duty to always be accepting of other despite their differences. By possessing the character trait of acceptance I can easily enjoy interacting with people of different backgrounds through the High School Diplomats Program (HSD).
I'm writing to express my interest in the Causeview placement. I am a computer programming analyst student pursuing a bachelors in computer science. I believe I could bring valuable skills and experience to Causeview that would make me an ideal fit for this position.