7. Cultural Awareness Quiz
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Match each of the following paragraphs with the correct title.
Extracts from an article entitled “6 Ways Teachers Can Foster Cultural Awareness in the Classroom”, By Matthew Lynch on November 30, 2014 7:07 PM, on http://blogs.edweek.org
- Analyze and celebrate differences in traditions, beliefs, and social behaviors. It is of note that this task helps European-American students realize that their beliefs and traditions constitute a culture as well, which is a necessary breakthrough in the development of a truly culturally responsive classroom. (…)
- Another important requirement for creating a nurturing environment for students is reducing the power differential between the instructor and students. Students in an authoritarian classroom may sometimes display negative behaviors as a result of a perceived sense of social injustice; in the culturally diverse classroom (…)
- In traditional classrooms, students who are not native English speakers often feel marginalized, lost, and pressured into discarding their original language in favor of English. In a culturally responsive classroom, diversity of language is celebrated and the level of instructional materials provided to non-native speakers are tailored to their level of English fluency. (…)
- Given that culturally responsive instruction is a student-centered philosophy, it should come as no surprise that expectations for achievement are determined and assigned individually for each student. Students don't receive lavish praise for simple tasks but do receive praise in proportion to their accomplishments.
- While testing is usually associated with grades (and therefore stress) in traditional classrooms, in a culturally responsive classroom frequent non-graded tests can be used to provide progress checks and ensure that students don't fall behind on required material. (…)
- A culturally responsive curriculum also encourages teachers' understanding and recognition of each student's non-school cultural life and background, and provides a means for them to incorporate this information into the curriculum, thus promoting inclusion. (…)
Express interest in the ethnic background of your students.
Redirect your role in the classroom from instructor to facilitator.
Maintain a strict level of sensitivity to language concerns.
Maintain high expectations for student performance.
Incorporate methods for self-testing.
Maintain an "inclusive" curriculum that remains respectful of differences.