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Cultural diversity and classroom learning

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April Theriot

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Religion is a large and important role valued by the Hispanic Culture. Spanish Colonies brought Catholic Faith to Hispanic Culture as early as 1539. Hispanic Catholic population makes up around 40% of the total Catholic population. (Co Edu, 2015)
Hispanic Dress
There are three level of dress:
Traditional Mexican Clothing
Celebratory Dress and Costume

(Mexico.com, 2011)
loud colored shirts, jeans, and tennis shoes (everyday clothes)
Traditional Mexican:
cotton, bark, wool, agave, and silk common materials, helps distinguish gender, class, and groups. (terms: mestizo, huipil, quechqumitl, rebozo, and Sarpe) (European Influence)
Cultural Norms:
April Theriot
ESL 223N
November 20, 2015

The Hispanic culture is the fastest growing population in the United States. There are 10.5 million Hispanic children under the age of 18. By the year 2020, 1:5 children will be Hispanic, (CoEdu, 2015)
Celebratory dress and costume:
costumes for celebrations such as Day of the Dead, Carnival and "Charro" suit for music festivals.
Strong family values
Emphasis on relationships
Keeping your word
Respect for authority
Work ethic
Males and females differ. Females are not as vocal due to strict gender roles. Males are know to be more assertive and dominant. However, females are becoming less submissive to the strict gender roles as time progresses.
Stereotype is that Hispanics do not value education
95% Parents, and 89% young adults say education is important
Teacher viewed as an expert
The lower the family's socioeconomically status, the less likely to see parental involvement in education
(Lopez, 2009)
Mexico: refried beans, flour tortillas, burritos, beef, Spanish rice

Central America: pork/chicken, chorizo, small red beans, tortillas, and rice plantains

South America: pork, chicken, seafood, bellpeppers, onions, garlic, "Sofrito", beef, ribs, chorizo, sweet breads

Cuba: white rice, green plant, tostones. mofongo, tamales
Socioeconomic Status
Over one in ten Hispanics are at or below poverty level.
one in ten children unmotivated or underachieving in academics
higher the poverty, more health risk are present
higher social status, more likely to have an abundance of friends
Co Edu. Culture. (n.d.). Retrieved November 20, 2015, from http://www.coedu.usf.edu/zalaquett/hoy/culture.html

The Diversity of Hispanic Cuisine, from Mexico to the Patagonia | MIC Food. (2015). Retrieved November 20, 2015, from http://www.micfood.com/blog/the-diversity-of-hispanic-cuisine-from-mexico-to-the-patagonia/

Erickson, H. (2001). Retrieved November 20, 2015, from http://www.aguavivahome.org/userfiles/files/hispanic culture values.pdf

Lopez, M. (2009, October 6). Latinos and Education: Explaining the Attainment Gap. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from http://www.pewhispanic.org/2009/10/07/latinos-and-education-explaining-the-attainment-gap/

Mexican Clothing. (2011). Retrieved November 20, 2015, from http://www.facts-about-mexico.com/mexican-clothing.html

Countries of Origin
Puerto Rico
Central America
South America
(Mexico.com, 2011)
(Erickson, 2001)
(CoEd, 2015)
(MIC Food, 2015)
(CoEdu, 2015)
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