Every college will require all students to take specific classes such as English writing, math and at times history. This is one of the reasons I believe college is for, to expand students’ knowledge, because students should have the ability and opportunity to navigate different subjects that might not be part of their major but, useful for their future and a helpful way to think differently. Even though I stated that these subjects
In this environment students learn about the curriculum as well as their own cultural history. The aim of multicultural education is to ensure equity in education for all students and to help empower young people to make the world a better place both individually and collectively (Bigelow, 1993). Multicultural education is designed to help all students reach their full potential. Just about all teachers should have a desire to teach in a multicultural class because most classes in the United States of America contain at least one or two students of a different race or cultural background. This should not be considered a problem, but an asset because h... ... middle of paper ... ...icultural Education: Development, Dimensions, and Challenges."
Since I was endowed with such an abundance of speech, I have taken a strong interest in language, and the numerous ways that it can be used to convey a variety of information. I feel that each student in my education community should be guided toward their highest goals. Every student that walks in the door has the ability to discover a field that interests him/her, and to develop knowledge in that field. It is my job as a teacher to foster each student’s interests, and provide them with the appropriate tools of language that will allow them to succeed in any field, and thus meet their goals. This is quite easier said than done.
In the digital age, reading skills enhance students’ abilities in so many areas such as students’ independence of teachers and parents; they also allow students to participate independently in social life practices including reading newspapers and posters. Reading may help students broaden tastes and understanding of others. It makes their life meaningful, significant and interesting. In the global information-based society, English reading comprehension has become essential for sharing in ideas with others and obtaining up-to-date information in all fields of life. 90% of all information in the world's electronic retrieval systems is stored in English (Hasman, 2000).
I think that the CREED standards not only modify instruction to provide support for language learners, but it also fosters learning amongst native speakers. Teachers must use strategies that promote learning for all learners. The CREED standard gave me a measurable platform that I can use to assess my practices. I can use them to incorporate activities that promote language acquisition for all my students regardless of their level. “The real task of teaching is to provide assistance at the time that it is needed and the way that it is needed for every learner.
Our society is not only immersed in technology, but it is also very diverse. By understanding what multiple literacies mean, educators can better teach our culturally diver... ... middle of paper ... ... Multiple literacy appeals to me because I see this type of literacy was formed because of our current society today. Every year students bring into the classroom their different cultural backgrounds and academic experiences, to which the teacher must find a way to accommodate each student's learning style. Multiple literacy reminds me a lot of progressive education.
When you keep this in mind and develop a good sense of flexibility, you will be able to prepare yourself for most writings that you encounter. In conclusion I think that there are more aspects of becoming an effective college level learner than people think. Self-analyzing yourself is very important when trying to become a better writer and reader. Not only meeting the expectations but surpassing them to achieve a new level of writing and reading. Based on the learning outcomes for ENG 101, I will be able to further assess which areas I need preparation in for the rest of the semester.
Wardle, Elizabeth. "Identity, Authority, and Learning to Write in New Workplaces." Wardle, Elizabeth and Doug Downs. Writing about Writing A College Reader. Boston: Bedford/St.Martin's, 2011.