Teaching assistants must be aware of all statutory frameworks that affect their own delivery of the curriculum, health and safety, child protection and any others aspects of school life whether it be social or academic. A. Equality of opportunity. Classroom assistants have an important role in ensuring pupilsâ€™ equal access to opportunities to learn and develop. Some pupils need additional or different support in order to have equality of opportunity, and classroom assistants are often employed to provide this for individuals or small groups of pupils. Sometimes, working under the direction of the teacher, classroom assistants will work with the whole class in order to free up the teacher to work with individual pupils who need special attention.
What is multicultural education? Speaking about multicultural education provides us a big panorama of diversity. According to Wilson (1985) is designed for the cultures of several different races in an educational system, it provides students knowledge about the culture of diverse groups.
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.
He focuses on how “students come to school with many stereotypes…negative attitudes toward racial and ethnic groups” (Banks) and how multicultural textbooks and other school materials can educate students to reduce this irrational thinking. By getting students to “voluntarily participate” in activities with other
Harpo Allen Middle School Scenario Reflection 1. Describe some approaches that could be used to establish a culture of high expectations for students and staff performances at Harpo Allen Middle School. • First, as a new principal, you will need to acquire an understanding of and appreciation for the culture of the school, then, use your leadership style (such as being a team leader) in order to gain the trust and respect of the staff and students. • Conduct a school climate survey of faculty, parents, and students to gauge how much of the learning process I taking place and what measures need to be incorporated insure that high quality teaching/learning is taking place for the entire school. • Create PLCs to promote high expectations among
Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress. Working together is success” (Brainy Quote). From here, the concept of inclusive education, including students with and without learning disabilities as peers in the same classroom, originated. The aim of this type of education is to get students with learning disabilities involved in the society. Teachers and fellow students will also provide help for students with disabilities; in this way, students with learning disabilities will be motivated to study as they feel that they are a part of a group instead of being isolated in special places.
Education is a tool for National Development and a means for the acquisition of skills, physical /social abilities and competencies necessary for producing an egalitarian society (National Policy on Education, 2004). Inclusive Education has been posited as the only means of ensuring that the goal of free and qualitative education for children with disabilities as stipulated in Article 24 of the UNCRPD is accomplished. This brief aims to sensitize the general public, policymakers and stakeholders in Delta State on the need for inclusive education in mainstream public and private schools.
Core values of gifted education (i.e. high order thinking skills and creativity) are now introduced to the general classrooms in all subjects and schools under Tier I, with some special groupings to address the different students’ needs with enrichment and extension of curriculum (Education Bureau ,2012). Tier II promotes some pull out programs for training homogeneous students??? outside regular classrooms, while there is some pull out programs for students with excellent performance in specific domains (Education Bureau ,2012). Tier III is based on off-site support; there is mutual cooperation among the Gifted Education Section of EDB, the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education and other tertiary or educational institutes to provide extra and challenging learning opportunities for students with special gifts and talents nominated by their schools (Education Bureau
Inclusion is a philosophy that is heavily used in today’s society. It encourages individuals, schools, and regions to accept and give worth to everyone in spite of their differences. In line with this philosophy are the certainties that each individual has a place, diversity is appreciated, and that we can all learn from each other (Renzaglia, Karvonen, Drasgow, & Stoxen, 2003). With these beliefs in mind when working in the education system, the Universal Design for Learning framework (UDL) shows how all students can access and engage in learning, no matter how severe the disability. With UDL being a guided principle in special education, students with severe disabilities are able to access the general education curriculum, engage with regular education peers, and are regarded as respected individuals in the their schools and community.
Questions of abandoning or maintaining one’s home language affects education policy in all immigrant receiving nations. Because of the consequences of colonisation, migration, nation-formation, traditions of exogamy, and modernisation, some degree of bilingualism is typical of most people in the world.” Today the most advanced nations realise that they can no longer be ignorant of the languages and cultures of other people on this planet. This is why bilingual-multicultural education was initiated. It was believed that this approach will build closer ties between the students’ community, their language background, and the educational plan of the school.
As a leader, he/she should know how to communicate with the decision makers as well as with the families of the students, and his/her faculty and staff. With the growing diversity of students within our school and community, as an educational leader I will need to be able to understand the relationship between social justice, school culture, and the community. I will determine what opportunities are available within our community, discuss with the stakeholders our beliefs, perceptions, and attitudes that will shape and influence the way our school will be run. I will have to learn how to recognize the differences of
Teachers that are receptive to emergent bilingual students have an in depth understanding of how language and subject matter education occur and have a broad span of tactics and methods to education as well. The only and greatest way for emergent bilingual students to achieve success in school is if we give them real chances in our classrooms to use language. According to Lucas, Henze, and Donato, there are a couple things we can do as teachers to contribute to the success of emergent bilingual students in our classrooms. We should put worth on language and culture and have high hopes for our emergent bilingual students. When one student in my practicum class went to Mexico for two weeks, my cooperating teacher made it a point to ask her about her trip and allowed the student to tell the class about her family in Mexico.