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The Psychological Impact of Cultural Diversity on Education The Psychological Impact of Cultural Diversity on Education Effective teachers and parents support the education of ALL children by fostering a multicultural environment in which the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes is maintained and celebrated. Knowledge about culture is one of the tools that educators (teachers and parents) can use when devising solutions for a school’s or a parent’s difficulty in educating diverse children.
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Write down two things you know about Vygotsky. Then share them with a classmate or two. Vygotsky’s Socialcultural approach to cognitive development: 1) Cultural, historical, and institutional factors reflect and shape an individual’s mental process. 2) Higher mental functioning in the individual has its origins in social activity. 3) Language is an important mediator between learning and development. There is a developmental relationship between Thought and Speech Thought develops from interactions between individuals. Patterns established by a culture provide the basis for thought development Foundational ideas gained from Vygotsky:
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Some types of interaction are more likely to foster learning and development. One of the most influential theorists in social interaction development and learning is Lev Vygotsky. The Zone of Proximal Development Scaffolding Cooperative Learning The Zone of Proximal Development A difference exists between what a child can do on her own and what a child can do with help. This difference is ZPD. Scaffolding Scaffolding is a process of guiding the learner from what is presently know to what is to be know. Cooperative Learning Cooperative Learning is a relationship in a group of students that requires positive interdependence (a sense of sink or swim together), individual accountability (each of us has to contribute and learn), interpersonal skills (communication, trust, leadership, decision making, and conflict resolution), face-to-face interaction, and
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