Cultural Diversity And Socioeconomic Diversity Essay

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Cultural and socioeconomic diversity is one of the key elements seen amongst students in classrooms. Diversity represents all the ways in which individuals are similar or different. It involves a variation of characteristics such as: age, sex, race, religion, national origin, or any other differences. Culture refers to how people perceive the world; formulate beliefs, evaluate objects, ideas, and experiences. A individuals culture reflects how that person communicates with others, handles time and space, express emotions, and approach work and play. It is important that teachers promote multiculturalism in the classroom and improve positive socialization behaviors among children. According to a study in a journal article researchers saw the acceptance of diversity amongst young children in preschool. Reserches investigated whether a component of effective early childhood classrooms, processes quality, predicts an acceptance of diversity in these environments when accounting for classroom demographics and teacher characteristics. Data from 672 classrooms were used and derived from the National Center for Early Pre-kindergarten and Learning’s (NCEDL), Multi-State Study of Pre-kindergarten (Multi-State Study), and the NCEDL-NIEER State-Wide Early Education Programs Study (SWEEP). The Multi-State Study involved six states of 40 Pre-kindergarten classrooms in 2000-2001, and the SWEEP study involved 100 state funded, Pre-kindergarten programs operating in five additional states…

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