Cultural Diversity in the Classroom Case Study by supercalifragilistic

Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
A case study analyzing the history, evolution and benefits of cultural diversity in an educational setting.
# 97709 | 4,945 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Aug 30, 2007 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Social Issues)

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This paper explores the issue of cultural diversity in the classroom, using a case study. It then relates relates the information contained in the interview and links this information to current theory on cultural diversity in the educational setting. The paper looks at the history of diversity within education in the past in the United States and compares it to the current situation. The paper also contains the writer's personal reflections. It concludes with recommendations and practical applications for this area of education.

Table of Contents:
Interview Narrative
Personal Reflections
Theoretical Analysis
Self Fulfilling Prophecy
Stereotype Threat And Academic Disidentification
Cultural Funds of Knowledge
Recommendations and Practical Application

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Diller, D. (1999). Opening the dialogue: Using culture as a tool in teaching young African American children. Reading Teacher, 52(8), 820-828. [Available electronically through ERIC/EBSCOhost]
  • Moll, L.C., Amanti, C., Neff, D., & Gonzalez, N. (1992). Funds of knowledge for teaching: using a qualitative approach to connect homes and classrooms. Theory into Practice, 31 (2), 132-141.
  • Rist, R.C. (2000). Student social class and teacher expectations: The self-fulfilling prophecy in ghetto education, Harvard Educational Review, 70 (3), 266-299.
  • Steele , C.M. (1997). A threat in the air; How stereotypes shape intellectual identity and performance. American Psychologist, 52 (6), 613-629. Retrieved May 7, 2007 from NAL.pdf

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