2.2.5. Cultural diversity in Classroom: There are various cultural differences that teachers are likely to come across culturally diverse classrooms including Gender, Age, Cognition, Norms, beliefs, Primary language, Exceptionality, Cultural heritage, Socio-economic status, Opinions, ideas, Attitudes, Expectations, Behavioral styles, Geography, Learning styles, Communication Styles, Decision making styles, Ways of Communicating Non-verbally, Ways of Learning, Ways of Dealing with Conflict, Ways of Using Symbols and Approaches to completing tasks etc. According to Pratt-Johnson (2005), there are six basic cultural differences that teachers are likely to encounter in the culturally diverse classroom. Familiarity with these differences will begin
One’s culture is put to the test when being practically forced to learn and understand English along with pronouncing every syllable correctly. Over time one practices English and grammar and as time passes by their accents grow dim. The American culture gives the impression that no matter what there is no escape from their influential culture, it is not that diversity is not accepted it is the fact that America diligently toils to unify the country. America has various cultures with diverse religious views and languages. Schools are having the biggest affect.
Cultural diversity is a highly precarious issue that has plagued nations for years. With every change in political leadership, and economic factors, education and in correlation diversity are still highly divisible topics. The current economic and political climate has led a diaspora of communities into foreign, unfamiliar and sometimes hostile territories. Psychologists such as (FIND) have acknowledged how vital early years education is in a child’s life. Living, working and learning in a place as multicultural as Dubai, this book seemed like an ideal choice to cover for this book review.
Whenever I have an assignment that requires me to go into these classrooms first hand, I never know what to expect, not only from the students but also the teacher. Even though, I have some sort of idea as to what happens in a classroom setting, I was concerned that I would not know how to spot any forms of diversity going on in the classroom. Goals of multicultural education and school climate are a good start when it comes to teaching and learning about diversity or anything of the sort in the classroom. From I have seen in the classroom, multicultural education is not only talking about racism, although that is a big factor when talking about multicultural education. From what I have experienced so far, multicultural education can be about poverty and privilege.
This involvement is necessary for respecting their culture, acknowledging that they learn in a appropriate ways and assuming that they are capable of learning. Knowing your students as a group or as individuals is important part of a good teaching. Some students will have unique challenges that make learning in classroom difficult. As teachers, it is important that we recognize our students own learning styles and cultural assumptions because their styles and assumptions influence how we teach and what we expect from
The university needs to be prepared to meet students not only academically but also socially and culturally (Wu, et.al, 2015). Multicultural education advocates inadequately design their program to focus on cultural differences in content and form (Ogbu, 1992). Intercultural communication scholars often assume that if a person wants to survive in a foreign country, he or she will try to adapt to the host culture (Yuan, 2011). Despite these connections, the two cultures differ considerably with respect to the sociocultural influences on students’ lives. For example, the United States and China differ in their social values, political environments, and economic systems, the degree to which they have experienced industrialization, and now participate in the global economy (Chen, 2005).
School is already stressful and going to school without a long break would be even more stressful you wouldn't have time to let your brain rest. I’snt 10 months of school good enough ? One of the other two reasons why school should not be all year around least Rising cost would make the school lose a lot more money by having to use the air in the
Multicultural Awareness Curriculum Issues Feelings about the Letter Ethnic and cultural differences in the educational field have brought controversy, from its denial until its rating as an educational resource (Chin, 2013). When talking about cultural differences in education is defined as a conceptual and value system that includes the beliefs and expectations, patterns, routines, behaviors and habits created and maintained by a group and that are used and modified by that group. Grouped and regulate relations between people, things and nature (Banks, 2006). It is necessary to survive as a group and facilitate communication knowledge in order to better collaborate as community and create a healthier environment surround our children. Multicultural
Introduction Our cultural environment is changing and becoming more and more diversified. Cultural diversity is a key requirement for human society, caused by cross-border migration, claims of national and other minorities to a distinct cultural identity, cultural effect of globalization, growing interdependence between all regions of the world and the advancement of information and communication media. More and more individuals living in normality ' multicultural ' and must manage multiple affiliates their own culture. Cultural diversity is also economic, social and political plus, which needs to be developed and well regulated. On the other hand, increasing cultural diversity brings about social and political challenges.
In a United States poll, about 73% of students say that they “don’t like school.” That is a huge percent of students that don’t like school or don’t want to go to school. So the question is, how can we change this? What can we do as a community to put a stop to this, to help the students? The school systems needs to change the traditional calendar and embrace the new era of learning. School systems should be requisite to retain year long schooling.