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Why address issues of culture in the Classroom? 6
To prepare students to live in a global community and to work effectiviely in a multicultural workplace...
Why address issues of culture in the Classroom? 7
To help students become "bicultural" a good thing! - to adapt effectively to living in more than one culture world without feeling like they have to assiliate and give up their own identity. Assimilation by young people can create value conflicts and alienation in families.
Why address issues of culture in the Classroom? 8
To help students become more comforable with ambiguity - that different does not mean wrong, just different!
Why address issues of culture in the Classroom? 9
To train students to view issues and history from multiple perspectives - to look at the world through others' eyes!
Why address issues of culture in the Classroom? 10
to address biases, stereotypes and discrimination to create an anti-bias school and classroom culture
Acculturation
The process by which one culture group takes on and incorporates one or more culture patterns
Intragroup
Differences among individuals from different cultural backgrounds...
Bicultural
A good thing! The capacity to negotiate comfortably between two sets of cultural assumptions, patterns, values, beliefs and behaviors.
Cultural Relativism
No cultures values, ethics, or morals as a whole may be judged as inherently superior or inferior to anoither's
Multiculturalism
Members of a pluralistic society recognize the contributions of each group of the common civilization and encourage the maintenance and development of different styles, languages and contictions.
Culture Shock
The results of an impact, or encounter, that an individual or a group my experience when confronted with the ideas of a totally different culture.
Cultural universals
The notion that all cultues embrace the idea of respect.
Ethonocentrism
Belief in the inherent superiority of one's group group and culture
Cultural pluralism
A structural process designed to foster understanding, acceptance, and contsructive relations among people of many different cultures.
Culture
The sum total of ways of living, including values, beliefs, esthetic standings, lingustic expressions, patterns of thinking, hehavioral norms, stlyes of communication, which a group of people has developed to assure its survival in a prticular physical and human environment
Intragroup
Differences among people form the same general cultural background.
Assimilation
A process in which an individual or group completely takes on the traits of another culture, leaving behind the original culture identity and being completely absorbed into the new cultural tradition.
Ethnicity
Refers to the origin, classification, characteristics of a people.
Surface Elements of culture
clothing, food, music/dance, arts/literature, government, language, shelter,
Deep Elements of culture
values, beliefs & expectations, world view, gender roles, social roles & status, patterns of work & leisure, family structure, mores
Phases of Acculturation 1
1 Honeymoon Stage - exilaration, excitement, hopefullness
Phases of Acculturation 2
2 Culture Shock - bewilderment, discouragement,
depression, confusion
Phases of Acculturation 3
3 Adjustment/Adaptation - understanding an new appreciation of the new culture,.. Acceptance of differences between the old and new culture...
Phases of Acculturation 4
4 Acceptance - identification with the new culture...
WHat are the background factors which affect academic performance, language acquisition, and school adjustment...
language - socioeconomic status - culture - experience - education
What are the factors that contribute to classroom and school environments which support cultural diversity and student achievment?
1. high expectaions 2. high level of respect for cultural and linguistic diversity 3. high level of interaction 4. multicultural perspectives 5. use of proactive approach to cultural conflict 6. zero tolerance 7. strong parent/guardian and comminity involvement
How can you as a teacher promte culturally inclusive learning environments? 1
1. What does your classroom look like? NOT seperated by culture
How can you as a teacher promte culturally inclusive learning environments? 2
2. What do the STUDENTS DO? Students share about their culture - they help other students to feel what their culture is like...
How can you as a teacher promte culturally inclusive learning environments? 3
3. What does the TEACHER DO? builds an inclusive environment - sharing ones own beleifs and having the students share their own beliefs - without judgment and ZERO tolerance for making fun of anothers culture or belief system...