Week 5 – Discussion - Cultural Competence Sharing and Reflection

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Week 5 – Discussion - Cultural Competence Sharing and Reflection Karyn Lenhardt-Betts ECE 405: Children & Families in a Diverse Society Instructor: Andrea Lara February 12, 2015 Google Sites Link to Children and Families in a Diverse Society e-portfolio Culturally Relevant Methods (CRM) are those methods and practices of teaching that empowers students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes. These methods are important to me as an educator because children learn best using scaffolding methods that build on previous knowledge. Previous knowledge is always culturally relevant. Anti-Bias Curriculum (ABC) includes a multicultural education which is intended to decrease race, ethnicity, class, and gender divisions by helping all students attain the knowledge, attitudes, and skills which they need in order to become active citizens in a democratic society and to participate in social change.

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