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Cultural Diversity

Respecting cultural differences among your students.

Karrie Runles

on 24 April 2010

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Double click anywhere & add an idea Finding ways to educate children from diverse cultural backgrounds defining culture
The behavior patterns, beliefs and all other products of a particular group of people that are passed on from generation to generation size
a culture can be as large as large as the United States or as small as an isolated tribe in the amazon.
Guidelines for working with Culturally, Linguistically Diverse Students.

Demonstrate respect
for the students
quickly determine the language & ethnic groups represented by the students in the class room. Have the students create a ppt presentation about themselves involve parents, guardians, or older siblings It may take up to 7 years for a student to master the english language. Students are expected to learn the same curriculum in the various disciplines as native english speaking students. Effective Techniques
Allow more time for learning activities than normal
allow more dime for addressing language as well as the lesson avoid slang terms
Divide complex or extended spoken communication into smaller more managable units.
Give directions in a variety of different ways speak at a slower pace
give special attention to key words that have meaning and write them on the board.
encourage student writing, using journals.
two types of journals.
student write anything they want on right page,
teacher responds on left page or classmates can respond

response journal students write their responses to what they are studying. and as always..
plan for all learning modalities,
have a mutli-sensory approach
use babble fish.

use small cooperative learning groups use computer networking communicate positively with students and parents.

maintain high expectations. Presented by Erika Dooley and Karrie Runles ED 607 Learning Theories References
Santrock, J. (2009) Educational Psychology
Boston Ma: McGraw Hill
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