Education: The Role Of Diversity In The Classroom

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My Philosophy of Education and Learning My evolving philosophy of education is self control, independence, and awareness. An education that will allow me to gain cultural capital by understanding other cultures and other’s perspectives. Education is freedom an opportunity for growth and defining who I am a person. As a teacher, I hope to create cultural awareness; activate students learning through their learning styles and strengths. Also, create a learning environment that is positive and empowering. It is critical to create real world connections in the classroom to help students understand themselves and passively interact with the world around them. My philosophy as a teacher is to become a facilitator and guide a learning process …show more content…
As Ronald Takaki states in his book A Different Mirror, America is a diverse country because there are many cultures throughout the United States (Rury, 2008). However, the most important part of diversity is not that we are different, but that we all want to become better and create better life opportunities. Personality, I see diversity as a good thing because it gives students the opportunity to construct knowledge about other cultures. Plus, social-cultural constructivism complements the multiple intelligences theory because learning about other cultures creates awareness which creates inclusion of every student including special needs students. Inclusion by sharing and interacting with other cultures in different learning styles and educational activities. I believe that it is important for students to understand that it is okay to be different as long as we respect each other. Besides, we don 't even need to forget about our culture, yet we do need to learn the American culture because we are here and in order to interact we must participate. In the classroom, diversity works great because students can learn from each other and become aware of different backgrounds or different abilities. Understanding about different backgrounds and different needs helps students become more aware themselves and the world …show more content…
Life in a culturally diverse environment helps us learn new beginnings and background history which helps students understand and respect other points of view. I strongly believe on multiple intelligences and the constructivist theory because every student regardless of intelligence level, culture, and ability are able to construct new understanding and new knowledge. For me education has been everything because it has changed my life forever and giving me the opportunity to create a better life not just for me, but also for my family. Plus, I have learned to understand and connect with others. Most importantly, I have become more open minded now I try things and I am not afraid of failing because it is all about becoming better. So, as a teacher I will continue to learn and create an open and positive learning environment for every

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