Culture in the Classroom
An examination of three minority groups within the United States and how their cultures need to be included into any classroom debate.
# 55619 | 2,547 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on Jan 31, 2005 in Education (Social Issues) , Anthropology (North American) , Ethnic Studies (General)
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This paper argues that Hispanic, Islamic, and African-American cultures need to be greatly considered and taken into account by a teacher in any classroom debate or setting because of the influence these cultures have in broader American society. The cultures are each discussed, and then the writer concludes that the classroom teacher needs to consider these important cultural factors and construct a non-confrontational way of coping with them and explaining them to a student body that is almost bound to contain members of each group.
From the Paper:"A complete knowledge both of the realities of the U.S. African-American experience, from the slave trade to the present, is a necessity for any classroom teacher. In addition, however, knowledge that there was a brief rise in Black Power portrayed culturally, and a subsequent search for a middle ground is also important if a classroom teacher is to explore the full range of African-American culture with his or her students; he or she must also realize that it is unlikely students will have gotten past the "cartoon" portrayals, such as Shaft, to engage in finding the truth of the African-American culture, or its many truths, which would be more accurate."
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