Cultural Diversity in the Classroom Essay by LisaMarie

Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
Examines teacher preparation on educating a linguistically and culturally diverse group of young students, focusing on Southern California.
# 67708 | 1,744 words | 5 sources | APA | 2004 | US

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Southern California teachers have many issues to face in the classroom. Many students have special needs due to disabilities or because they are gifted. This paper shows that, in California, teachers have to be especially prepared for cultural diversity. They must make adjustments in instructional and behavioral strategies and to their own biases. The paper includes new ways of looking at diversity and teaching methods to introduce. It also includes a table.

Paper Outline:
Cultural Diversity in the California Classroom
Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies
Behavior Strategies
Final Thoughts

From the Paper:

"Dealing with molding behavior for a multicultural group is very similar to any group of students. Children need to feel respected and involved to behave appropriately. When diversity enters the classroom respect comes through cross-cultural understanding. The teacher can facilitate respect by modeling and reinforcing appropriate behavior (Burnette, 1999). There will be some students in the classroom that come from a multi-cultural household. These students have already crossed the barriers of diversity and are wonderful role models for uneducated students."

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