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Teaching the Diverse Student Community
A discussion on how to improve standards of education of students with diverse, multi-cultural and multi-linguistic backgrounds.
# 46399 | 996 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 11, 2004 in Education (General) , Language (General)

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This paper examines how the United States is a nation of multi-cultural diversity and how, today, educational institutions are faced with a difficult problem of improving their standards and adapting their curricula to cater to the learning requirements of students from a variety of cultural origins. It looks at how some of the institutions have tried to overcome this problem by having multiple standards for the native English-speaking and the LEP (Least English Proficiency). It analyzes how this approach has seriously handicapped the LEP students by lowering their standards and attempts to propose a remedial solution.

Coupling Language Skills and Knowledge Acquisition
Cross Disciplinary Approach
Interactive Study
Work Groups

From the Paper:

"Teaching is taken to a new dimension when teachers follow a cross- disciplinary approach. This is especially so in a multicultural class environment wherein students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds are involved. In a cross disciplinary approach, as and when the students encounter a new term (culturally) the teacher takes time to delve in depth about that particular aspect. This may consume considerable time and effort but it is always rewarded with a better understanding on the part of the student. Furthermore research also indicates that teachers with multilingual abilities help the LEP students to understand and assimilate the subject content better by providing them with translations in their own languages as and when required."

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