Cultural Differences In The Classroom

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Diversity is a range of different things. Failing to consider cultural differences in the classroom could lead to cultural isolation, cultural erosion, learning problems, behavioral problem and/ or conflicts. Differences in cultures in the classroom therefore do have an influence on classroom management. So as an educator I need to be knowledgeable about the various factors that may impact on the way I teach and how to respond to learners from different cultural background in the classroom situation, increase my cultural knowledge.
So I have to use teaching strategies that are inclusive of students from cultural diverse background. Encourage my learners to become more aware of their automatic thoughts, feelings and behaviors towards other learners
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As an educator I must acknowledge and respect the different cultures and know about the learner’s cultural background. Because failing to consider cultural differences in the classroom could lead to cultural isolation, cultural erosion, learning problems, behavioral problem and/or conflicts.
2. Purposefully learn as much as possible from learners about their different cultures and languages:
I must get a sense of how students feel about the cultural climate in my classroom. Tell them that I want to hear from them if any aspect of the curse is making them uncomfortable. Everyone will be given the opportunity to share with the whole class about their culture, so that everyone in the classroom will become more informed about the history and culture of groups other their own. And they should learn to respect other people’s culture even if they are different from their own culture.
3. Identity and apply cultural friendly rewards system in my
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Use of variety of teaching styles, methods, strategies and techniques:
I will appreciate and accommodate the similarities and differences among the learners ‘culture. Offering variety provides the students with opportunities to learn in ways that are responsive to their own communication styles, cognitive styles and aptitudes. I addition the variety helps them develop and strengthen other approaches to learning. Learner’s culture and language skills will be considered when developing learning objectives and instructional activities.
5. Expect and communicate the expectation of high academic results from all learners, irrespective of culture , race, gender or religion:
Let the learners know “classroom rules” about talking verbal participation in lessons and moving about the room. Tell them how long a task will take to complete or how long it will take to learn a skill or strategy and when appropriate, give them information on their ability to master a certain skill or complete a task. For example, it may be necessary to encourage learners who expect to achieve mastery but are struggling to do so. They may need to know that they have the ability to achieve mastery, but must work through the difficulty.

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