Essay on Cultural And Linguistic Diversity For Families

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Read Chapter 4" Collaboration with Families" and Chapter 5 "Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Issues in Education".

Respond to the following:

Q 1 | Why is it so important for teachers to understand culturally relevant pedagogy?
Culturally relevant pedagogy promotes cultural acceptance and awareness in the classroom environment. It is effective in supporting the student(s) cultural identity and helps the student(s) develop perspectives that challenge inequalities in schools and society. This educational method promotes focus on student’s strength and abilities by incorporating aspects of the student(s) culture and experiences. Teachers should support students with different resources that examine aspects of their identity (such as cultural identity) into the classroom experience. This approach results in students using their knowledge and interests to benefit academically. Ultimately creating a sense of awareness and acceptance that builds relationships within the classroom.

Q 2 | Discuss how socioeconomic status is related to the academic achievement of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
NAEP data has shown that on average, students from low socioeconomic backgrounds perform poorly on achievement tests. In comparison to the mainstream culture, CLD of students of low socioeconomic status are disproportionality high in special education programs. This is direct result of overrepresentation of minority students. This overrepresentation of special education…

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