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How does the assimilation dilemma affect classrooms? Provide a specific example. Acculturation may be defined as the process through which someone learns a foreign culture, that is, a culture other than their own. acculturation may also occur in situations where one culture is not clearly dominating the other in a mutual flow of language shifts. For instance, consider the number of foreign phrases that exist within the English language, from a tornado to Bon appetite! In such cases, people within one culture have to a degree acculturated to another not necessarily dominating culture. Sarah Lambert 3 posts Re: Topic 5 Discussion Question 1 Assimilation dilemmas affect the classroom and sometimes the outsider would never know it. When you take children into a school especially public that accepts everyone who walks through the doors, it throws a wrinkle in the picture perfect classroom. As the public schools are filling up with more non English speaking students, the teachers are put under the same standards as before but not are expected to teach these children who don't understand English the same lessons as the rest of the class. I see this in the current school I work in as we have three kindergarten students who speak no English and are in a classroom with no one who speaks their native language. As much as these children feel lost and frustrated, I feel that the teacher also feels like they are at a loss as they can get these children up to the standard that they need to before they head on to the next grade. It is rather saddening and we wish there was something more we could do, but with the lack of fundings for programs for these students we must keep pushing them on through the grades and hope that they are gaining something from their days in school. Hey Sarah, I think is that most schools today embrace diversity and are promoting cultural competency in their classrooms, assimilation is not promoted as it would impede in teaching students to openly embrace each other’s cultural differences. Assimilation would have a negative impact on
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  • Fall '18
  • English speaking students, Sarah Lambert, Rachel Toenjes

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