All women are too sensitive! All Mexicans are illegal immigrants! If you’re from the South, then you are ignorant! Most people have heard at least one of these stereotypes pertaining to a certain group. Some people believe them whilst others do not. American Born Chinese illustrates three stories depicting the
Asian-American students are often assumed to be the ones who finish on top academically. Due to the amount of high-ranking Asian-American students in schools throughout the United States, a cliché stereotype has been developed claiming all Asian students are “whiz kids.” The culture which Asian individuals practice differs by region however, majority of Asian individuals celebrate a different culture than mainstream Americans. I interviewed Susan, an Asian-American female who was born to an Asian mother, and an American father.
There is a phenomenon happening in most schools throughout the country. Asian students as young as seven years olds are labeled as gifted and enrolled in various accelerate programs to further develop their talents. Certainly, most of these students are deserving of the honorable recognition. However, many
Recent data have cited that Asian Americans are the fastest-growing ethnic community in the United States. As a result, the United States will experience developing and new societal changes. This introduces the urgency for cultural competence. Cultural competence is the ability to communicate and work with multicultural and diverse people.
Having the opportunity to have worked with diverse students has opened my eyes to the importance of learning about different cultures, their beliefs and practices. Being aware and learning about the different cultures my students came from helped me from misinterpreting certain behavior displayed by the students. In order to do this the first thing a teacher should learn is that everyone has different ways of culturally adapting to a new country, while some are able to fully assimilate, others undergo the process of selective acculturation or embrace enculturation (Coleman, 2013).
One of the biggest challenges that I've encountered personally was being an immigrant and learning to cope with a new culture in an advanced country, the United States of America. Compared to my hometown, my family and I used to live in a small village, located in Burma, known as Myanmar. Unfortunately, many received unfair treatment and uneven distribution of wealth because of races and the military’s inability to rule the government well. In order to overcome those difficulties, we migrated to the United States, a land of “freedom,” as I have heard. As an immigrant and teenager, I was shocked to see how different education and living systems were compared to my hometown in Myanmar. One of the biggest challenges I have, academically, is persisting
The instruction for this week’s assignment is “The area of a triangle is given by the formula Area = 1/2 * Base * Height. Using the IDLE development environment, create a Python script named t_area.py . Your script must calculate the area of a triangle and display the results of the calculation. The triangle that your script must calculate the areas for has a base of 12 inches and a height of 16 inches. IDLE has both an interactive mode and a script mode. You must use the script mode to develop your script”.
• What is Culturally Relevant Pedagogy? “Culturally relevant pedagogy rests on three criteria or propositions: (a) Students must experience academic success; (b) students must develop and/or maintain cultural competence; and (c) students must develop a critical consciousness through which they challenge the status quo of the current social order” (Ladson-Billings, 1995, p.161). For academic success, teachers have to teach the students in a way that gets students to choose academic success. For cultural competence, teachers need to utilize the student’s culture as a “vehicle for learning” (Bilings, 1995, p.162). Finally for critical consciousness, the teacher needs to promote the students to think critically about the world around them (Ladson-Billings, 1995).
Primary Setting: Southern California, just below Soledad, not far off the Salinas River, near the Gabilan Mountains.
Every group has unique culturally defined needs. Each cultural group has unique needs that cannot be met within the bounds of the dominant culture. Just because a culturally defined practice differs from another’s does not make it wrong. Just as instructors respect differences in how people learn with varied teaching styles, differences in cultural needs must be acknowledged and respected in the same manner. Make room for several paths leading to the same
AP 3 Summer Reading Assignment Students in AP Language and Composition (AP3) are required to arrive to the first day of school having completed the “Summer Reading Assignment.” Students are to read Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich and the essays listed below. Then, complete the corresponding assignment (explained below). The assignment is to be turned in the first day of the 2015-2016 school year (August 29th, 2015).
The graduate may encounter several issues unless he/she is well prepared and have studied the country’s culture. As the graduate arrives to Asia he/she will discover the difference in the language. Not everyone will speak the English language, as well as written words and or a map. The graduate wll encounter people staring and pointing, because he/ she will look different; will receive attention from the public (Rodgers).
This week for my weekly writing assignment, I will be writing on my feelings of high school, what I am hoping for, what I am looking forward to, and what I fear. In high school, what I am hoping for is both a learning experience, as well as physical and
Initial thoughts: Ms. Rollison needs to understand that students behave differently which will require a different way to approach their behavior. In most cases, when a student is acting out it is due to something stressful they are experiencing. A young student does not communicate their wants and needs well,
Education is one of the most important factors in every person’s life regardless of where they’re from, their race, or their culture. Becoming educated not only makes life easier for us but also can help people become more successful in all things. However with so many people of various races, ethnicities and backgrounds in the United States it is difficult to create an education system that attends to each student’s individual culture. Ones own culture influences their actions and lifestyle, therefore this can create conflict if it is different from their schools cultural teaching style. Multicultural and multilingual classrooms have become the norm in many educational and professional settings throughout the U.S. because of changing immigration patterns caused by globalization (Institute for Educational Leadership, p. 2). For teachers today, it is essential to understand the role of culture and have the ability to interact interculturally in the classroom to create an effective learning environment. Analyzing cultural issues or differences can help teachers to understand some of the unconscious processes that shape individuals’ actions and interactions, as well as their language use and communication. “Teachers who understand cultural diversity…are more likely to be successful in their multicultural classrooms” (Samovar, Pg.2).