ulture-refers to the attitudes, values, customs, and behavior patternsthat are characterized a social group.
our nation continues to change, teachers as well the students interactwith others from the quite different background from their own in theclassroom.
The manner in which we respond to others who seem different can havea serious impact on success in school, work, and harmoniousrelationships with others.
It is important that “Different is not Deficient’.
Cultural differences imply the transmission of ideas from generation togeneration by significant members of the older generation ( parents,teachers, religious leaders, etc.)
Children in various cultures may think and act differently and carrythese differences in the classroom.
Children from different cultures are interacting with each other, thuspresenting parents and educators with unique opportunities for furtherunderstanding across cultures.
Helping children of various cultures to achieve as fully as possible, whilesimultaneously adapting to each other, demands innovative strategies onthe part of the parents, teachers, and administrators.What is a Culturally- Responsive Teaching?Culturally responsive teaching acknowledge cultural diversity inclassrooms and accommodates this diversity in instruction. It does thisthree important ways:
Recognizing and Accepting student diversity, it communicates that allstudent’s are welcome and valued as human beings.
Building student’s cultural backgrounds, culturally responsive teachingcommunicates positive images about the student’s home cultures.3.Being responsive to different student learning styles culturallyresponsive teaching builds on student’s strengths and uses these to helpstudents learn.Characteristics of Teacher:1.Effective teachers accept and value their students as human beings. Thisis true for all students but it is particularly important for cultural andethnic minorities who may feel some form of inclination from school. hisis amplified when teachers communicate that all student’s can learn andare expected to do so.2.Teacher should understand about the student’s cultures she may usethem to develop student’s personal pride of their own cultures. She