Short Paper 2 Intervention Strategies.docx - Victoria Davis June 6 2019 2-1 Short Paper Growing up we weren’t really taught about cultural awareness

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Victoria Davis June 6, 2019 2-1 Short Paper Growing up we weren’t really taught about cultural awareness. Cultural awareness better known as cultural competence can be defined as a set of skills and developmental experiences constituting an ongoing awareness of important differences among individuals from communities with different backgrounds related to biological, environmental, historical, political, psychological, religious, and other social aspects of heritage. (Piotrowski, Stark, 2018) When we talk about cultural awareness, it may include awareness different languages, how one celebrates holidays if celebrated at all, behavior etc. After reading “Teaching Diversity: A Place to Begin, we were introduced to diversity. Living in a world that is full with diverse people we want to actually live together as one and learn all that we can from one another. The article speaks on addressing diversity, developing cultural sensitivity, getting to know families and learning to appreciate differences. This article focused mainly on raising children in a world that is diverse. The way that a child is raised is dependent on what the parents were taught in regards to how they were raised or what was traditional for them. Some cultures portray similar methods when it comes down to raising their child however, many portray completely different methods. In many classrooms teachers should adapt to many cultures in within their classrooms. What most people fail to realize is that having a full understanding of not only your own culture but the culture of others is very imperative. Having a lack of knowledge can lead to the development of many problems. Having this lack of knowledge can lead to bias judgements or the misconceptions of individuals or their situation/s.
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This is why it is importance to develop cultural sensitivity. What is cultural sensitivity?
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