The Importance Of Racism In Education

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The typical American classroom is becoming more diverse culturally, which warrants the need to be more educated about student differences. The educator has to be aware of students’ backgrounds, in order to help them grow as learners. Understanding different cultures ensures the ability to meet the students where they are to better educate them. Each learner is different, and it is helpful to know they best way to teach students from different races and cultures. By educating future teachers, exploring culturally diverse schools, and learning about racism and culture through museums, the teaching work force will be better equipped for educating all children, or Americans future.
Educating Future Teachers According to the article “Breaking
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Museums help students and teachers to participate in discussions about race comfortably, and both parties can explore African American History and slavery in the Civil War. In forming these conversations, young students will have the knowledge and power to make a difference in society, and this article highlights the issues of today by explaining that silence does not work when it comes to issues on modern day racism. Racism needs to be discussed, according to the article, especially in classrooms. The National Center for Education Statistics predicts that school’s proportions will shift from whites being the majority to non-whites being the majority. Currently, the teaching workforce is growing diverse extremely slowly, and the educators may not be able to keep up with the shift of the students in their classrooms. This is important because a diverse teaching workforce can more effectively teach culturally delicate issues. With the help of museums, conversations can be based on factual truths, which is a way to address cultural biases and social constructs (Flanagan,
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