The primary goal of providing cultural diversity in the classroom is to help all students become respectful of the multitudes of cultures and people that they’ll interact with once they exit the educational setting. This can be an overwhelming job for the educator, given that the world at large is substantially more diverse than their immediate learning environment. In the typical educational setting, there is a tendency for students to exhibit classic behaviors relating to their own culture and upbringing.
According to Chen and Yang (2017), there is more student participation in the classroom if the teacher uses a culturally responsive teaching strategy. This is important because if the students participate in the class the teacher will be able to see if the students understand the material and of their teaching strategy is effective. Ladson- Billings explained that, Culturally Responsive Teaching recognizes the importance
When I choose this class, it was because of the name; AED 225 Diversity, Pedagogy, and Visual culture. The eye catching word was diversity. I do not consider myself to be racist, yet I am judgmental as is everyone else in the world. Diversity is a topic that interests me very much. I like to see other people’s point of views and racial situations they have gone through. For example, when I first entered Woodbridge Public High School I did not know anyone. When I met someone they believed I was Caucasian because off how I look. I was offended when someone thought I was not Hispanic. Therefore, every time I met someone new I asked them what they thought my ethnicity was. I wanted to make sure people knew I was not Caucasian. I do not carry
A way this movie can relate to this class would be the diversity issues of race, and gender. In my Cultural Diversity class we learn a lot about diversity in race and gender and what causes it to take place which can lead to your values of families back then. Values were completely different years back. If you’re taught what is right is to have slaves and it’s all you ever see then people will follow along. Because, if you don’t follow along with the values of ones close to you sometimes it could of lead to death, judgement from family and friends, or even becoming a slave yourself as punishment. Values are described as the deep subjective ideals and standards by which members of a culture judge their personal actions and those of others(Page
Jeremy, I enjoyed reading your discussion piece and found myself agreeing with your perspective. I too fell as though society is commonly uninformed when it comes to other religions. One of my favorite quotes comes from Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) who stated that the most dangerous phrase in the language is “We’ve always done it this way”. I truly believe that education is the key to many aspects of life, including religion.
During middle age, cultural diversity is very sensitive to people. Children who attend schools that have cultural or racial diversity can not be compared with those who attend a school that is primarily one culture or race. Those in cultural and racial diversified schools have more basis for appreciating other people's culture. Children in one culture or race basis will only understand and their culture hence may disrespect other cultures.It is better to expose middle-aged children to culturally diverse institutions to promote unity and avoid racial and cultural discrimination.
In order to promote social justice and cultural diversity, Americans should strive to find change through the following: education, community involvement through open and relevant dialogue and social and civil activism which is necessary to promote change within American society. It was Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, who once said in reference to social justice “Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other.” In order to promote social justice and diversity, it is critical that a clear definition of the terms are gained in order to apply them to the education process.
Peer interaction and relationship is one of the most important interpersonal skills that really support true multicultural education. According to the article, Interacting with Children and Youth on Issues of Diversity and Bias, “Children do not develop their attitudes about differences in insolation”. Children have to interact every day in order to learn more from their classmates’ cultures and traditions. The everyday interactions are very important because they help children have a connection with other children from different cultural groups. Professionals are responsible in creating a convenient environment with the appropriate equipment and furniture for social interactions. The furniture has to be in the correct setting. Students have to be able to work with different peers. They also have to have eye contact and direct interactions with all their classmates. Educators have to be aware that children communicate differently and in some cases educators have to be active participants in those interactions.
We all are diverse in our own ways whether it is influence by culture, race, religion, or gender. Some would say my diversity comes from my culture but I would say it came from my belief of the way I grew up also. I was born in Haiti and grew up with different family members and Grandparents while my mom moved to the united stated and help seek a better life for me and my siblings. Even when we were around family member who also support us no matter what growing up without a mother always being there to refer to, taught me how to be independent not that I wasn't grateful and understanding of what my mom was doing it was still character bending. I either learned things on my own or through someone else’s mom. When I was at the age of nine years old my mom worked so hard and sent for me and my three other siblings. Moving
In regards to diversity training, a third of the SLPs reported not receiving training on multicultural issues as students. A greater percentage of the SLPs working in diverse or non-diverse urban areas had received more extensive training on multicultural issues than those working in rural areas. The survey revealed that SLPs had received training on topics within the questionnaire pertaining to delivery of service concerns more than topics related to cultural issues. With that in mind, half of the SLPs reported they had not received training at all on topics pertaining to cultural issues. When asked about continuing education, the participants mentioned they had received 1.5-3 different types of continuing education activities to gain further
A classroom with students from different backgrounds is very beneficial as it helps learners understand and appreciate cultural differences, as they develop responsiveness of their cultural beliefs. Students are allowed to break social and ethnicity barriers in the classroom, which will ultimately lead to breaking them in their daily lives. “This requires open and honest discussion about difference, and an institutional respect for people of all backgrounds and abilities. In inclusive schools, the establishment of such a climate benefits everyone by fostering an environment where students and their families are valued for who they are.” (Inclusive Schools Network). Consequently, being able to understand one another from different backgrounds will aid in maintaining friendships in the future of this sort, and resolve any lingering conflict, ultimately benefiting the future.
As educators it is important to be aware of the diversity in the classroom and to have the teaching methods and response methods that can address the diversity in the class. As teachers, we are expected to educate other parents' children without crossing personal boundaries and a child's culture is very personal. It is important for teachers to be knowledgeable about their students background to help teach the student in a better manner that might be more suited for that child and out of respect for the families of all the students in the
With a family full of different cultures, I have always been pulled towards communities of cultural diversity. The cultural diversity in my high school has allowed me to learn not only the academics but has also given me the chance to experience things outside my familiarity. The different cultures that surround me have challenged many of my views that I would not have given a second thought about. When I was choosing what colleges to apply to, cultural diversity was one of the main qualities of my “dream school.” And when I look at BU, I see the very reason that America is known as “the melting pot nation.”
In this chapter, the main discussion is that saying to, “do good” or to, “avoid evil” are very general statements. In order for physicians and nurses to give the proper ethical decisions/ treatment to a patient, these phrases must be put into more specific forms.
Everyone contains baggage, some big, some small. It is part of our day to day lives, and is usually something we are not even aware of. Although I have only been in class for a few weeks, I have become more and more aware with the baggage that I contain. Through talking about major issues with my fellow classmates, or just becoming more aware and more knowledgeable of these particular issues; I have learned so much about myself, my community and even the world.