Share your thoughts about the following questions regarding this very important

Communications
Tutor: None Selected Time limit: 1 Day

What does diversity awareness mean to you? How does someone demonstrate a high level of awareness in your career field? Why do you think it is so critical for employees in your future profession?

Nov 9th, 2014

According to a polled group of students, instructors and close friends, cultural diversity is…

“To recognize people’s customs, culture, and religion”

“To understand others’ cultures”

“Knowing and learning other cultural practices”

“Knowing and understanding the differences and similarities of beliefs”

“Teaching young children about other ethnic groups of people”

Encarta® defines cultural diversity as:

 “An ethnic variety, as well as socioeconomic and gender variety, in a group, society, or

institution.”

MN Cultural Dynamics Education project, Building Cultural Connections definition is:

“Diversity- the difference between people including, but not limited to, shape, size, ability, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, family background, economic status, spiritual belief, race, culture, ethnicity and political affiliation.”

Based on the gathered definitions, their definitions showed a relationship to the Encarta dictionary and MN BCC project definitions.

As an early childhood education instructor, I feel that we are not doing enough to help our students understand cultural diversity. We may tend to avoid sensitive issues pertaining to prejudices, biases, cultural conflicts, stereotypes, and cultural lenses.  Although there is diversity content in the majority of the Rasmussen College curriculums, we only touch on what’s on the surface of a deeply complex issue.

During a recent assignment as part of my Early Childhood Education degree course, students were asked, “Are there learning materials within the classroom to promote diversity awareness among children?” A majority of the students replied “no.”  When I ask the students, “How can you make changes to promote diversity in the learning environment for children?”  Students suggested offering different snack foods, setting out multi-cultural dolls, and integrating non-English languages into the classroom. These materials are important tools for promoting diversity because they can be seen, heard, and touched.


Nov 9th, 2014

Did you know? You can earn $20 for every friend you invite to Studypool!
Click here to
Refer a Friend
...
Nov 9th, 2014
...
Nov 9th, 2014
May 24th, 2017
check_circle
Mark as Final Answer
check_circle
Unmark as Final Answer
check_circle
Final Answer

Secure Information

Content will be erased after question is completed.

check_circle
Final Answer