Cultural Capital In Education

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The first year teaching will be the roughest and most likely the most educational for a beginning teacher because of how little experience a new teacher has. As the years go on, each group of students will show a teacher what ways work for those students to learn and which don’t. Now with this, the teacher can learn from the past experiences and become a better teacher because of it. With time, the teacher can become a source that the students want to learn from and will be able to confide in. As a teacher, I want to be able to not only teach my students the academic requirements but also how to survive and thrive in the real world with their funds of knowledge they have gained. As a teacher, my goal is to help with “the physical, intellectual, …show more content…
Each individual has one’s own way of learning. Each individual has a way to express oneself and how to be. Each student comes from a different background and as a teacher, I have to be conscious of that. “Cultural capital refers to an accumulation of cultural knowledge, skills, and abilities possessed and inherited by privileged groups in society”(Yasso, 123). I plan to be able to teach like Ms. Aguilar did which Dafney Blanca DaBach wrote about in her article. So that cultural capital will include not just the privileged groups but all of society. Ms. Aguilar taught in a way that involved everyone and didn’t emphasize what one student could do more of. But that is definitely easier said than done. Anything worth the time and effort will pay off in the end. So learning how to teach these students in a way that will help them remember the material so they can learn from the past and not make the same mistakes again will be helpful for me to understand. With the way that I think of how I can teach now is because I taught children that were raised on farms and could use analogies that we all understood. But that won’t work for all

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