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I have a research paper about diversity in classroom which need more 4 pages to be complete.
In this 4 pages i need to be focused on two main things and you can add more from you mind but tell me first .
1- The students :
the benefits of having students from different cultures in one class - how that affects their performance and learning - how can they learn from each other - how teachers can learn from them - ...etc.
2- The teachers :
how can they be prepared to teach in a diverse classroom - what challenges do they have - the importance of learning multicultural education for the teachers - how can new and future teacher learn from the old and experienced teachers - what is the teacher role in the diverted classroom.
Here is the professor instructions :
Interview ANYONE about your topic (could be a friend, but
NOT someone in the class). Report what they said, but DO NOT just
"dump" what they said in this section. Instead, create a
"story" that helps the reader to understand what you learned, and use
quotes from the person that you interviewed as "evidence" of your
For example: When Dr. Tod interviewed John
here is what John said: “Thanks Dr. Tod for explaining what critical Race theory is.
Now that you have explained it, I think l can understand why people of color
are interested in it. I think it helps make sense of the world by putting race
at the forefront. I think it would have helped me understand what happened to
me at the University when a professor wouldn't shake my hand because he said he
had a cold. But I noticed that he shook hands with a white student he was
talking to..." (these notes from John ARE NOT in your paper, you use them
like you see below)
Now, here is how you can think about writing in the "What I
learned" section (use first person):
Critical race theory
(CRT) helps us understand the world from the perspective of people of color.
When I first got to University I had a professor who said that she did not
think that Black History Month was necessary any longer. At first I cringed
when l heard that, but with knowledge of CRT, l am able to understand the same
way that John did. John explained that “[when I attended] the University of
Maryland a professor wouldn't shake my hand because he said he had a cold. But
I noticed that he shook hands with a white student he was talking to”.
Incidents like these remind me of what Pitre et al. talk about in their book
called "xxxxx". …..(in those quotation marks you are quoting Pitre).
Be conversational, but put in information that is actually
useful to the reader. Create an EASILY readable, but true “story”.
I have a record of the interview and i wrote it but i did not finish and i will write the rest within 24 hours.
Also i will send you i copy of some pages from my books and i need you to take some parts of it .
Also you can use any acadimic article or resources Books , videos , lectures.....etc
with an elementary school teacher (Ms.Ladd)
think it is not easy to meet all the needs of all students wither it because
they are coming from another countries or wither of because whatever their
needs are. Its challenge always to meet all the needs of all students because
you want to give them as much as you can. That is specific to each of them, and
so that is always a challenge. In terms of specifically students who are coming
from other countries being very sensitive of their background or even what
their background may be because we do not know. We do not know overtime what is
their background are or their experiences with school or their experiences with
people from other countries or another cultures. Some of our students have a
lot of experience with students from other countries and some of our students
when they first come they do not. And so, it is important just to be aware of
that and not assume one thing or another. You know, so, being very sensitive to
what you do not know and I do think it is important that teachers think about
cultural aspects sensitivity wither it is just you know how men and women
relate to each other in different countries or how children and parents relate
to each other or how teachers and parents relate to each other in other
countries. So, I think it is important to think about that when getting to know
a family for the first time because we never know what their experience is or
like. And event though sometimes there are some generalization. Sometimes you
can make across cultural group. It does not mean that apply to that family any
way. You know, so, because I think there are some cultural generalizations that
sometimes are made but again it does not apply to every family all the time, so
more of them it will be good background information for a teacher. It dose not
mean that is the case for every family or for that student.
What grade are you
teach 6th grade. They are like 11 or 12 and they are the eldest in
this school before they go to the middle school.
Do you think they are
difficult than the younger one specially if they cannot speak English or they
just came to the US in term of acquiring language?
know I am not sure. I mean the research I read you know it is the younger the
better in terms of or the younger the faster maybe but again that is a
generalization you know what I mean that when we are trying to see but it does
not mean we are not goanna keep trying to give them as much support that we can
you know as much support as we can wither that is throw vocabulary instruction or
wither that is throw reading phoenix. We want to see whatever that maybe we
will still look at that student and think about where that student is in terms
of their English language proficiency. Also look at where that student may be
in the wrong language. You know we could see where they are in their own
language and think about their time already in the US and what exposer they
have had to language because some students we have who just arrived. We see
have had language teaching in their other country, so they are coming in with
the different amount already. You know even though they have just arrived to
If I ask you to divide your
students’ nationalities or cultures or like white black Hispanic can you give
have a small class this year of 24 students. I have Asian (Korea, China, Japan,
Vietnam) , white, Latino Hispanic ( central and south America), Middle
What about black students?
my homeroom this year actually I do not think I have any students this year
that we consider that will be under African American.
Do you think that African
American students are treated differently?
mean I can see how we would consider African American as a different cultural
group just because of different cultural differences that is back to difference
period in history and the kind of history of the US and the changes that we
have gone throw not only culturally but politically in terms of like our laws
and our governments and such. so, I can see how can that group would be
considered in a different cultural group with different cultural norms and
different cultural sensitivity that we need to have an awareness as well just
like other cultural groups.
do not think that we treat them differently if that what you asked. We tried
very hard to be culturally sensitive to all students of all backgrounds and
then work on their individual needs knowing that their cultural experiences but
also social economic experiences also family history. All of these things could
have an impact on their learning perhaps.
Do you think the students’
academic performance is affected by diversity (is it getting better or worse)?
Do you think that students can get benefits from each other?
I will answer it .