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Get a Widget for this title Addressing cultural diversity in the classroom Top Article All 8 Articles 1 of 8 Write now Article Tools by Rob Merlino Cultural Diversity is increasing in today's schools and classrooms. "By (the year) 2020, almost half of the U.S. school population will consist of members of non-Caucasian cultural groups." (Kauchak, p. 85) This "vibrant mixture of cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and experiential plurality (will have) profound implications for developing instructional programs at all levels of education that respond positively and constructively to cultural diversity." (Gay, p. 30) One of the greatest challenges for teachers in this era is how to modify the curriculum to meet student needs in relation to culture. As a teacher in a culturally diverse classroom I would enhance my cultural sensitivity, shape the curriculum so that it is culturally responsive to my students, and use cooperative, learner centered instruction. These practices, along with many others, are important for "making explicit connections between multicultural education and subject- and skill-based curriculum." (Gay, p. 31) Enhancing cultural sensitivity is the first step to accommodating students from diverse cultures in the classroom. "Cultural sensitivity requires that teachers interpret their students' behaviors within the cultural context of the student." (The Knowledge Loom) Knowing the nuances and customs of a particular culture in addition to the artifacts of the culture is key to developing cultural sensitivity. Hispanic adolescent girls view their mother's sister as a role model in their life, so getting to know "aunty" as well as the parents would be tantamount to understanding such a student.(Ferrari) Asian cultures
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course AED 123 taught by Professor Frllio during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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