Academic Success And The Diversity Essay

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The objective of this course was to examine current research on academic success and the diversity in schools. As a participant of this course, I also gained knowledge of how encouraging academic and social growth stems from building relationships and creating a supportive environment that fosters resiliency and strength in my students. Proposition 1: Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
Indicator 1b: Teachers treat students equitably and with dignity. They recognize the individual differences, and they account for these differences in practice.
Indicator 1c: Teachers understand how students develop and learn.
Indicator 1d: Teachers respect the cultural and family differences students bring to the classroom.
In looking at the definition of achievement gap most teachers say it is cultural, but I learned that there is also a gap based on race. A veil was lifted from my eyes when I was asked what percentage of my interaction was with people of a race. I had written10% on my paper, but then it was made clear that white is also a race. I found it to be very thought provoking and I am embarrassed to say that I had not considered white to be a race. Maybe because it was not addressed as other races were when I went to school. I questioned whether people of other races do the same thing with their own race. Race can be confusing to students at times too, depending on what their prior knowledge is. While we were studying the social structure of ancient Rome, I…

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