Cultural Differences In Education Case Study

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Case Study Three Quiz Question As a beginning teacher in a community that has seen a large influx of immigrants from Asia and Latin America over the past decade, it is important to note that the classroom demographics are reflective of this change. Additionally, it is significant to recognize that community is working to integrate the new immigrants into the community and is looking to the school as a resource to assist with this integration. Furthermore, the local community center is working with families to assist them in learning English and computer technology. Now tasked with teaching both long-time resident students and immigrant students from Asia and Latin America there several important fundamental principles to consider.
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Consequently, it is imperative for the teacher to become acquainted with the “funds of knowledge” for their students and their families though visitation to their homes, the community center, and invitation to the school. Through these meetings, the teacher will gain insight into the families own cultural priorities for the child’s education in their classroom. Moreover, this insight will assist the teacher in eliminating their own assumptions about the student and their families culture. Nonetheless, it is important to note that there has been a history of discrimination towards Latino’s in our country and the teacher must acknowledge that the Latino families may have a strong dis-trust with the schools and governmental …show more content…
The key a learning environment that allows for differentiation of teaching and learning, is the implementation of a variety of teaching strategies, peer tutoring, independent study, learning centers, and learning activity guides (Bennett, 2015). Furthermore, it is important to understand that much of the class come from families of long-time residents and identifying their “funds of knowledge” using them instruction are equally important.

Per Bennett (2015), the guiding principles for teaching students from diverse backgrounds are:
• Develop awareness and deepen understanding of students’ cultural, familial, and community backgrounds.
• View native languages and home-family knowledge as vital classroom and curricular resources.
• Have high expectations for academic achievement for English language learners.
• Provide English language learners with challenging, rigorous curricular content.
• Maintain a teaching focus on academic literacy (content-specific vocabulary) with English language learners across K–12 classrooms.
• Integrate technology meaningfully into classroom

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