Student Diversity in the Classroom Term Paper by Master Researcher

Student Diversity in the Classroom
A study on the effect of a diverse classroom on students.
# 36017 | 900 words | 10 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 21, 2003 in Education (Social Issues) , Education (Multiculturalism)

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This paper analyzes and explores the effect of a diverse classroom on the student experience and how multicultural education can help make the transition of a diverse classroom more successful. The paper uses Richmond College, the American International University in London, as a case study, and shows how knowledge of, respect for, and promotion of cultural diversity are essential to the effective preparation of education for democratic citizenship.

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"The changes in the school population in one aspect are having a creative effect that is allowing the students to become buffers in the diverse society. They grow up with an attunement to different backgrounds and hence reduce the tensions of bias, prejudice and racism. Multicultural education's emphasis on including cultural and gender perspectives in a curriculum is a step toward unity with sectors of American society that currently feel alienated. Multicultural education does not attempt to dictate conclusions to students. However, the broad range of information and perspectives presented in classes taught with multicultural approaches may well have students reach different conclusions from those they would obtain if the same courses were taught from a monocultural perspective. An ideal academic environment is one where all students are treated with dignity and accorded equal attention. Research has indicated that classrooms in higher education do not always measure up to this standard. (Brameld 1956)
"Whether the variable is race, gender, or ethnicity, research on classroom climate suggests that university students often do not experience similar levels of support and receptivity even when attending the same class. University faculty, like their elementary and secondary school counterparts, often state that they "don't see any differences among their students and they treat them all alike." Some claim that they "teach a subject and the method or content does not vary depending on the composition of the class.""

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