As a teacher, I might: Tell the child that her hair is fine the way it is and then expressed having dark hair Chinese culture.
Native American parent: “The schools continue to miseducate my son. The images he has of native people are limited, and there is virtually no relevant Native American history taught in his school.” As the parent, I feel: That teachers and administrators are not teaching enough about native American history and that I may need to talk with them about it. As a teacher, I might: have a day where I teach a lesson on native American culture and how it compares to others. Islamic parent: “My child’s school has many Christian-based activities and has never even recognized that some of the students are not Christian.” As the parent, I feel: That the school needs more non-Christian activities and that I need to talk with the school administrator. As a teacher, I might: Single parent: “I feel that all my son’s behavior at school is blamed on the fact that I’m a single parent, and that many judgments about our family are made based on no other evidence than our ‘single parent family’ status.” As the parent, I feel: That talking with my child’s teacher then maybe I could come up with a solution. As a teacher, I might: Call or have a meeting with the parent and to talk about school counseling with the student about his behavior problem. Vietnamese parent: (translated from Vietnamese) “My children speak and read better English than I do. It is so hard when lots of letters and information come home from school in English. I also feel that my children are losing respect for their parents and the elders in this country.” As the parent, I feel: That if the teacher could have a Vietnamese letter for the parents and for the teacher to teach the student about knowing English but still respecting where you came from. As a teacher, I might: I would translate parent notes and school information in Vietnamese so that the parents could better understand what was going on.
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- Fall '18
- Julie Hutto
- Native Americans in the United States