1 Cultural Competence in the Classroom Lakeisha Wright Ashford University EDU 693: Creativity, Culture, and Global Contexts in Education Decision Making Prof. Laura Wilde March 1, 2020
2 Learning experiences and Cultural Competencies Educators have a major role in how the students view school. Their view can be distorted by even one educator and the student can begin to dislike and withdraw from school. Our textbook stated, “Children learn differently depending on how they see the world, process information, and internalize their view of learning, education, and success (Wardle, 2013, Ch. 4.3). At Nick’s school, I believe the teachers lacked the knowledge of really understanding how each student learned. Knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews is one cultural competence that I believe the staff at his school lacked. Nick described his time at camp as a way that he could be himself and really begin to explore his world. If this competency was recognized the staff would have reached students on their level, interacted with them based on their view of the world, and provide them with engagement to keep them attracted to learning. The other cultural competence positive attitudes and open-mindedness toward cultural differences can help teachers create a relationship with their students that can foster a sense of trust. This type of
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