Because of their little interactions with other social, ethical, and economical groups, they deny themselves to the ability to learn from people of success. As a result, it becomes more difficult for these students to adapt to the world as much as students would if they come from a more privileged school systems. The increase in bilingual programs in schools would also allow the stigma of being a potential Latino immigrant to be alleviated. By assimilating into our culture, immigrant culture will become more accepted throughout America. However, it would be a disrespect to the student
A social re-constructionist approach to multicultural education (Banks, 2006). Racism is learned and is related to the fact that power is distributed in our societies unevenly. Antiracist education represents a change in that, going from a concern for cultural differences to a focus on how these differences are used to hold and increase this inequality. According to Banks (2006), among its central ideas is that the racism is the main cause of educational problems (non-white) ethnic minority groups, and that schools can and should play a crucial role in the elimination of personal and institutional racism as it is dynamic and changing where learning is the primary objective (Ford, 2014). In this letter is perceived the prejudice that this parent has among other cultures, but more against the Mexican community.
Culturally Responsive Learning Environment A culturally responsive learning environment is an environment in which teachers strive for equality and fairness in schools. It is an environment where minorities feel safe, understood, and accepted. More than that, being culturally responsive means celebrating the diversity of all cultures. Understanding what culture is and how culture dictates peoples’ actions is the first step in learning how to create a culturally responsive learning environment. Understanding Culture As a person grows up, they are surrounded and engulfed with their culture.
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.
One issue that is prevalent in the educational institution is the concept of the academic achievement gap bet between minority students and the majority. The issue is expanded upon the concept of how and why minority students are not achieving academically at the same rate of majority students. There are multiple reasons as to why this gap is so prevalent in today’s schools. Some of those reasons include language and cultural barriers, also the idea of how the minority culture views academic performance. These is also a disconnection between students and school that is impacting the way students learn and how much they ultimately learn within the classroom.
These outlooks can dictate the continuation of schooling for these individuals and through this create an achievement gap between minorities and whites. The ability groups in which students are split into during elementary and middle school does not show a significant affect on their achievement after high school in terms of college selection, however placement during early schooling does have an impact on the curriculum a student is taught, which can affect college selection and achievement (Moller, Strearns, Potochick, and Southworth 2011). Due to these achievement setbacks constructed by American society, minority populations are viewed in a negative light by white culture. White mainstream culture deems non-Asian minorities to be lazy and lack initiative (Brezina and Winder 2003). This perspective not only reinforces stereotypical prejudices, but also does not direct focus on the racial inequalities minorities face in the educational system.
Therefore, many African American parents may feel safe in knowing that white schools teach racial diversity in the classroom: “They seem to think that if the concept of race is not discussed, it will never hurt their children” (50). The counter argument put forth by white teachers and administrators would be that white schools offer racial diversity and acceptance of minority values. However, many of these schools feel that ignoring the issue of historical issues, such as slavery, will encourage black children to assimilate into a racially diverse culture. This is an important reason why African American parents need to become more aware of the issue of racial socialization in the white school systems, which can be resolved by educating the child on racial history and social interaction in the home. McAdoo makes very important arguments about the veneer of racial diversity in the white public school systems, which African American parents can more adequately teach their
As psychology and sociology professors all three of them, provides a study where they explore the factors that Africans Americans and Latinos students have as barriers in their education. By providing an introduction to the factors presented, it evokes that the system of education is failing to fulfill their purpose. As well, it proclaims that the factors the minorities face and explains how these barriers affects the students. This article is most useful source in the essay because it guides to become the argument that the education system in not working with minority students because of the barriers they are faced with. The time that this article is released, complements the actual experience of minority students in this century and this
Introduction Have you heard before about multicultural education?. In the last years multicultural education has been increasing in all the countries around the world, but the question is why this issue became so relevant and how this kind of education brings impact, rather positive or negative to students? Schools are being forced to change their method and increase the academic level because of multiculturalism. In this passage you would know about what is the definition of multicultural education in United States schools. What is multicultural education?
This approach helps children to actually experience and investigate topics. They are then given the opportunity to construct their own knowledge, while also, using the knowledge they already had on whatever the topic may be. Constructivist teaching is a very interactive way of teaching, this is highlighted in the activities used in order to carry out constructivism as are highlighted above, i.e. journey sticks, the overcoat, enquiry-based learning etc., but it is also is a great teaching method in helping children to construct their own knowledge and be able to recall it easier by using fun and enjoyable experiences. Bibliography Christie, A.