Since early American history, schools (i.e. Universities), like society, have addressed cultural diversity in different ways. A diverse organization is one that values the difference in people. Diversity in universities ought to be very much considered in today’s day not only to make things diverse but in order for us students to encounter and give students the opportunity to experience and encounter different things outside of what they are normally accustomed to. When students are put all together in one classroom in order to learn at school, they are not only learning from the school teachers alone, but they also learn from each other. “I pay the schoolmaster but’tis the schoolboys that educate my son.”(Ralph Waldo Emerson, p.118 what role should diversity play in college and University Admission policies?) What Waldo meant by this was that the teachers are not the only ones who students learn things and encounter different people and their different perspective which gives and teaches them that their own ways and ideas are not the only ones out there and it makes them more open minded. In many cases, there are cases in which diversity in schools are not very much supported. “Students, faculty members, and administrators all responded to increasing racial diversity by registering increased dissatisfaction with the quality of education and the work ethic of their peers. Students also increasingly complained about discrimination”( Stanley Rothman, Is diversity overrated?, page 123) What Rothman is trying to say is that when diversity was brought into a university there was much negative feedback from not only the students but the administrators of the school expressing not only negativity but also claiming it caused much of a distraction because since it was diverse there were more people turning against their peers and being very discriminant towards each other; however in a way it could be a positive thing, “ that consensus reflects the reality that today’s students must be prepared to live and work n a global economy and a multiracial world."(Lawrence H. Summer and Laurence H. Tribe, p.121). With that being said, that is what a diverse atmosphere for students while being in school ought to teach them and have them get accustomed to being around people who aren't the same as them and for them to know that this world has to come be a place where we work together and are around each other. “As the district court emphasized, the law school’s admissions policy promotes, “ cross-racial understanding,” helps break down the racial stereotypes, and enables [ students] to better understand persons of different races.”(Sandra Day O’ Connor, p.133) “The freedom of a university to make its own judgments as to education includes the selection of its student body” (Sandra Day O’ Connor, p.133) When it comes to everyone enrolling in a university diversity plays a major role; however the universities get to decide who gets in and who doesn’t based on a certain criteria.”
In terms of diversity curriculum, I am going to focus on bilingual education and ESL.
According to Title III requirements, any district
It is important that you understand the cultural diversity of the pupils
within the school and particularly those you are supporting. You will
then be able to help pupils to make sense of their learning by making
connections to their own lives. Your role may include providing pastoral
support to individual children. Understanding and taking account of their
background and culture is essential for you to build eff ective relationships
and provide support.
The diverse cultures in society…
Topic : The notion that our public schools are becoming increasingly culturally diverse has become self-evident in many of our nation’s communities. Evaluate the challenges of a culturally diverse student population that educators should recognize when teaching culturally diverse learners.
Today, unlike any other time in our country’s history, you can walk through most neighborhoods and notice a myriad of diverse cultures. In my community alone, I have made friends with people who come from South…
avoid situations where the child feels that is not supported, that is putted aside, that their needs are being ignored, that is inferior to others or is disappointed with our attitude. To be able to challenge discrimination we need to know well the school policy, procedures and practice. So, if we are confident about what is good practice, we’ll be able to deal better with discriminatory situations.
Discrimination can be intentional or due to lack of understanding and knowledge. Therefore, we should…
Cultural diversity as an issue wasn't even on the radar of most private school communities until the 1990s. To be sure, there were exceptions, but for the most part diversity was not at the top of the list of priorities back then. Now you can see genuine progress in this area.
The best evidence that progress has been made is that diversity in all its forms is now on the list of other issues and challenges facing most private schools. In other words it is no longer a detached issue requiring resolution…
Diversity at North Central College
Look around for a minute. Do the people you see look the same? What differences do you notice? Where are you located? If you are at North Central College, you mainly see people of the white race since it is not a diverse campus. Diversity, as defined in the Merriam Webster Dictionary, “is the state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization.” Places such as a school, a city or a work place…
September 17, 2012
Definition of Diversity
The word diversity mean so many things and differently to people. For me diversity means much more like a race and a place that full of different ethnicity or mixing culture. Diversity mostly happens in the school, especially during the college years. People all across the globe wants to go to a good university try to pursue their education. When it comes to the school with multiple cultural, people have a better chance to understand…
Antonia Randolph interviews many teachers to show us how teachers view about diversity in our society. Some of the teachers show appreciation about diversity in terms of certain minorities such as Asian students or Latin students; nevertheless, there are still some teachers who show prejudice against black students. Having read this book, I learned how teachers perceive minority students.
Black students and schools face stigma since many teachers think being black is the wrong kind of different…
is a diverse society, and Government policy reflects this. There are many pieces of legislation to support and encourage equality, diversity and inclusion when working with children and young people (for example: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, ECM), as well as school policies (for example: Equal Opportunities, Inclusion) which those working within the school environment must follow. Due to these pieces of legislation and policies there has been a major shift in attitude toward children’s…
Diversity and Cultural Proficiency
ED7014-Leading Diverse Schools
Dr. Traci Smith
How are new patterns of immigration, residence, and family structure reshaping the nation's demographics and those of local schools and communities? What do "culturally proficient" schools and classrooms look like in this shifting context? In an institute designed for teachers, administrators, and other school staff, I’ll discuss cultural proficiency and diversity within the…