Should Teachers Be Sensitive And Culturally Diverse Classrooms?

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In the 21st century, teachers will be standing in front of many more racially and culturally diverse classrooms than ever before. Teachers now need to be more aware of culture in their classrooms more than teachers before them. In light of this, it is important to be able to be sensitive and aware of the needs of such diverse students. Teachers also have to be sensitive to the social and family issues of their students. In this new age of teaching, educators now have the ability to save children from potentially harmful situations in their home life. Educators in the modern day have far more challenges to face than many of their predecessors. We are entering an era of teaching where there is no bounds to the amount of…show more content…
However, I noticed a lot more diversity in the classrooms in which social sciences were taught. This was opposed to the relatively “culture-less” science classrooms I observed. The instances of diversity that I noticed in my observations included world maps, tapestries and wall decorations from travels from places all over the world. I also observed in another classroom many student projects decorated the wall. These projects spanned many topics, including those about world leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malala Yousafzai. There are also many other opportunities for students to actively participate in learning about other cultures. I had the opportunity to understand the school from both a potential educator’s standpoint and also as a student’s because I am an alum of the high school. I remember when I was enrolled there, some teachers have segments of their lesson plans dedicated to learning about other cultures. For example, the English teacher had an entire segment on the Harlem Renaissance and on the civil rights movements for both the African-American and Mexican people. The World History teachers have segments about the culture of every continent throughout the ages. For example, the religions of Asia and Europe in the past. Also, later on, the cultures of different Native American tribes. You can see that it covers a variety of culturally driven topics.
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