The Challenges Faced by Multicultural Children in American Schools
Considering the views of students is especially relevant to understanding the difficulties evident in multicultural classrooms. Such students encounter challenges and setbacks adjusting socially and academically to the American atmosphere. The key to solving this problem is not to merely …show more content…
One focus group illustrated some of the tensions and frustrations of multicultural students. One early problem arises from the different English levels of students, which can delay the educational experience of the entire group. They also have different backgrounds. Making matters worse is that many shy away from speaking up in class which provides an obstacle for teachers to attain a good understanding of the students and their levels of English skills. Nonetheless, several suggestions were made in correspondence to this study.
Social and Cultural Adjustment proves to be vital in alleviating problems inherent among multicultural students. “Tertiary institutions have a social responsibility to design learning environments which foster