Culturally Diverse Classroom Essay

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When dealing with a culturally diverse classroom it is important that you treat each child equally and “throw your personal beliefs out the window”. Teachers can sometimes accidentally be culturally biased with no intent to be but they have an unconscious biased towards certain students. This may because of his or her race, religion, parents but every child has potential and should be given an equal education and opportunity to succeed. Teachers need to be aware of where they stand on certain issues because everyone has their own beliefs and opinions and it is important to not criticize a student beliefs/cultural identity. As a person of authority, always be mindful of what is said in class; criticizing based on your personal beliefs can lead to damaging a student's perception on a certain group of people which in turn can ruin your image as a role model/ mentor to them. Teachers need to understand the individuality of each student and not to treat them differently based on stereotypes perceived about them.

Students identify with certain groups based on race, social class or religion. These categories are known as the “social constructions of culture” and provide a sense of cultural …show more content…

Students can then relate more and want to actively participate in the class. It can also make them feel more comfortable in the classroom and be able to talk to the teacher with any issues they may have with their family, friends or anxiety and stress they may be feeling. Developing lessons that highlight student’s experiences help teachers to engage the student and build a better understanding about them. Awareness of the cultural identity of the student affects how the student will interact with the teacher; students tend to respond better to teacher that they feel understand

In this essay, the author

  • Advises teachers to treat each child equally and not to criticize a student's beliefs/cultural identity based on stereotypes.
  • Explains that students identify with certain groups based on race, social class, or religion, and provide a sense of cultural identity.
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