Essay on The Impact Of Cultural Diversity On Schooling

780 Words May 20th, 2016 4 Pages
One’s perspective can change for the better or change the worst upon completing Education 364 the Role of Cultural Diversity in Schooling. My personal experience has been a positive one. There are many topics within this class that will stick out in my mind. I plan on taking the information that I have learned and using it as a foundation for education students. The topics that currently stick out to me the most are: class and socioeconomic status within the schools, school policy and public policy, race and ethnicity, and language education. Teachers are supposed to aid the education system in efforts to “provide equitable outcomes for students from different linguistic, cultural, and social economic backgrounds” (California State University San Marcos, 2016, p. 4). Fair education opportunities should be available to everyone. This hasn’t always been the case. Race and ethnicity have played a major role in people’s education. Being an English learning immigrant has shown to cause obstacles for those trying to achieve a higher level of education. Native Americans have been subject to deculturalization. English learning Mexicans have been subject to high drop-out rates. Their needs were not addressed and their culture was not acknowledged. Since their needs were not addressed, many Mexican students were forced to drop out of school. This may be due to the fact that there is a misunderstanding of Mexican culture but this misunderstanding should not lead to any discriminatory…

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