Diversity in the Classroom

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Diversity in classrooms can open student’s minds to all the world has to offer. At times diversity and understanding of culture, deviant experiences and perspectives can be difficult to fulfill, but with appropriate strategies and resources, it can lead students gaining a high level of respect for those unlike them, preferably than a judgmental and prejudiced view. Diversity has broad ranges of spectrums. Students from all across the continent; students from political refugees, indigenous Americans, and immigrants bring their culture and linguistic skills to American classrooms. Students do not only bring their cultures and linguistic skills, but they bring their ethnics, talents, and skills. In addition, their age and gender are two other spectrums that are part of diversity. As the years go by, diversity becomes a controversial topic. The more students that are accepted into American schools from different countries, the more diverse and rich classrooms become. The advantages of diversity in classrooms promote positive images for United States of America in terms of the status quo, and it promotes rich experiences for students and teachers. In terms of status quo, diversity in classrooms challenges America’s status quo. It challenges America’s status quo by breaking the standards of American classroom traditions. Back in the days, the typical American classroom were taught by white women and white men, filled with white students. They all came from the same background, culture and economic status. There is no wrong in having people of the same culture, and race come together in one classroom, but students and teachers do not gain as much opportunities or rich experiences as they would if they were surrounded by diverse stude... ... middle of paper ... ...ibrarians. Several teachers do not know how to receive the support them need. Diversity in classrooms is both positive and negative. However, if teachers are provided with the right resources and keep a open mind, their students can become successful civil human beings. Works Cited Rodriguez, Ginger. (1998) Critical Issue: Meeting the Diverse Needs of Young Children. http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/earlycld/ea400.htm Jensen, Amy. (2010). “The Advantages of Diversity in a Classroom”. http://www.ehow.com/list_7633499_advantages-diversity-classroom.html Shore, Marietta Saravia. (2011). “Diverse Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners” Chapter 2. Educating Everybody's Children: Diverse Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners. http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/107003/chapters/Diverse-Teaching-Strategies-for-Diverse-Learners.aspx

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