In taking the assessment she can learn about the attitudes she may have in order to begin to value the culture of others, understand John’s strengths and weaknesses and help him maximize his potential, while creating a nurturing environment for all her students regardless of culture (Obiakor, 2007). She can also start making changes to curriculum and classroom activities so that they are geared toward inclusion of every student in her class. For example, she can include literature from various cultures for the students to read and create activities that help them explore not only their own culture, but the culture of the authors and other in the class. She can incorporate poems and poetry, skits and role plays, in classroom activities. She can have community representatives from other cultures visit her class to address various subjects related to information studied in their literature. She can also have students share with each other aspects of their culture by assigning classroom presentations and work as
I agree with the authors, Deborah Dietrich and Kathleen S. Ralph teachers must first understand their own culture
World view is the way in which society is observed, this could be generally or personally speaking. There are six main world views, most people fall under one of these categories; Empiricism, Hedonism, Skepticism, Pantheism, Agnosticism, and Atheism. The most sought after beliefs are arguably Hedonism and Atheism. Where in society are these two beliefs are divulged to society repeatedly?
The Way I View the World
The way I see the world greatly influenced by my upbringing. Everything around me affect my decision and interpretation of what is good or bad. I grew up in a Christian home.
Ultimate Reality: I believe the ultimate reality is God eternally exists. God the holy creator spoke all things into being. He lives in relationship in the godhead and with man. The traits of the universe and man are reflected in God's Nature. The Law and Will that man is bound by reflects who God is.
We all see the world through our own eyes and worldview. Our worldview comes from our religion or personal belief and things we have experienced, that help support what we believe in. My worldview is composed from being a Christian and things I have experienced in my life. My worldview is nothing like anyone else’s worldview it is unique in its own way. My worldview consist of one all-knowing God, a heaven and hell, and what it means to be human.
Specifically, they suggest adjusting the manner of instruction to better accommodate different cultures and English language levels and encouraging group interaction within the classroom. They also mention the need for school staff to be sensitive to the needs of immigrant students in particular, as they are often living in two very different worlds. Perhaps their most empowering suggestion, and one through which school counselors could have a profound impact, is helping families of the nondominant culture gain social capital in order to maneuver the education
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.
When it comes to discussing any religion worldviews with anyone it’s a very touchy subject to talk about. It’s a subject I just don’t get into or politics, no one is ever wrong. It turns into a heated discussion, there religion is never wrong and their beliefs. The challenge that I had was their arrogance, stubbornness and hardheadedness. I can understand anyone’s worldview and I respect their believes, you cannot change or move anyone from their solid ground, it’s just, it is what it is. God is the center of the belief system, and this is the point, of the center of the worldview conflicts. I believe that god saw fit to provide information to his people in his word to have a more perfect worldview, and to speak Christ
Personal Worldview Inventory
Worldviews are the component that dictates how one thinks and feels in different situations. When someone is in a situation where they are unsure how to feel they often resort to their worldview. It is important to know your own worldview and understand other people’s. According to my Christian Worldview textbook, “A worldview is a conceptual framework, pattern, or arrangement of a person’s beliefs” (Dan Diffy). It is how one sees life and the world at large.