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Walden UniversityInstructor: Dr. FANNIE HOUGHTONEDUC-6616jDIVERSITYREFLECTION Date: 27thAugust 2018
Diversity issues are common in the classroom as they are in our communities. In my small community, so issues are uncommon however we read and hear about them and see them regularly in the news. My learning experience in this course in particular has however brought many diversity issues to the fore for me.Prior to taking this course, my attitudes and beliefs about diversity issues have influencedmy classroom practice in many ways. To begin with, I see myself as a poor and disadvantaged child so saw my role as a teacher in seeking the interest of the poor, slow and disadvantaged students. I am and have always been an advocator. I am a very positive person, and this could lead me to overlook inequalities in an effort to keep positive and help my students to be more positive. This course has however taught me that ignoring or overlooking injustices is not a good thing the better thing to do is to address the injustices according to the laws governing education. This course has opened up my attitudes and beliefs about diversity especially as it relates to gender, and homosexuality and English as a second language. In my community, this is not a big issue because of our tiny nature. However the case scenario, “Gender identity in a religious community”(Laureate Education, 2015a), along with case study 9.4 (two moms), 7.5 (Dress Code Distress), (Gorski, P. C., & Pothini, S. (2018), has forced to ponder how I would deal with the issues when I am faced with it or how I can be a better advocate for students that are different, disadvantaged or bullied by students, teachers, and the school system.