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  • Student Diversity Matthew Bejot Melissa Ratliff Dave Carmichael Doug Maclean
  • Racial Diversity
    • “ How we respond to the increase in diversity in America will be a challenge for many schools and communities, but it need not be a problem.” Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., Berkeley, California
  • Racial Diversity
    • First the cons:
      • There will be many different languages spoken in one place.
      • New minorities bring conflicts with the residents who see them as inferior.
      • America still viewed as a “melting pot” instead of a “diverse showcase”.
      • Teachers must change our approach diversity even though we don’t like change.
    • “ How we respond to the increase in diversity in America will be a challenge for many schools and communities, but it need not be a problem.” Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., Berkeley, California
  • Racial Diversity
    • Now the pros:
      • New immigrants often revive the local economies.
      • More diverse people employed means more support for social services as people live longer.
      • Teachers can develop curricula to promote awareness, reduce fear and reduce insecurities.
      • This translates into students learning respect for others because of their differences.
    • “ How we respond to the increase in diversity in America will be a challenge for many schools and communities, but it need not be a problem.” Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., Berkeley, California
  • Cultural Diversity
    • “ Culture is activities and beliefs that help us handle and live with this awesome mental state we find ourselves in called human consciousness.” –Anonymous
  • Cultural Diversity
    • What is the role of recognizing cultural diversity in our classrooms?
      • The main job in the classroom is to teach the subject.
      • We need to create classroom culture in order to teach more effectively
      • We need to be open to our students’ personal cultures as well.
  • Cultural Diversity
    • Everyone’s world is changing…
      • As cultures blend it is important to clarify which parts of our culture we will not sacrifice:
        • Freedom of expression
        • Civic responsibility
        • Respect for individual rights
    • Try taking the culture quiz at:
      • http:// channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/worldsapart /
  • Ethnic Diversity
    • What does “ethnic” really mean?
      • - adjective : denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
  • Ethnic Diversity
    • Students can be ethnically divided based on several factors.
      • Religion
      • Culture
      • Language
      • Etc.
  • Ethnic Diversity
    • Why teach about ethnic diversity?
      • Develop an understanding in students about their peers.
      • Provide historical background on the effects of ethnicity on society.
      • Help instill a sense of values based on ethnic diversity.
      • Education helps decrease negative feelings toward other groups.
  • ESL
    • What does ESL mean
      • E nglish as a
      • S econd
      • L anguage
    • Students who are classified as ESL speak a language other as English as their primary language.
  • ESL
    • Items ESL students have difficulty with
      • Pronunciation
      • Grammar
      • Differences between written and spoken English
      • Varieties of English
  • Web Resources
    • STEP Language and Literacy Reference Site http://suse-step.stanford.edu/resources/LanguageSite/index.html
      • Resource for teachers of diverse learners
    • ERIC Digests http://www.ericdigests.org/
      • Provides articles on various educational issues
    • National Geographic Worlds Apart Quiz http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/worldsapart/
      • “ A crash course in cultural diversity”
    • Project More http:// education.uncc.edu/more/StartResources/OnlineRes.htm
      • Content specific resource for teachers dealing with ESL
  • Resources
    • ethnic. (n.d.). WordNet® 3.0 . Retrieved July 26, 2007, from Dictionary.com website: http:// dictionary.reference.com /browse/ethnic
    • Cohen, Cheryl Bernstein. (1986). Teaching about ethnic diversity. [Online] ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education . Retrieved July 26, 2007, from http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-924/ethnic.htm .
    • Noguera, Dr. Pedro A. (1999, April 10). Confronting the challenge of diversity in education, In Motion Magazine. Available at www.inmotionmagazine.com/pndivers.html
    • Hopkins, Andrea (2007, July 25th) Reuters News Service via Yahoo News. Students, schools fear end of racial diversity . As downloaded at http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070725/us_nm/usa_segregration_dc_2 .
    • Pierce, Raymond C. (2006, July 6). Perspectives: The Supreme Court, race and education. DiverseEducation. Available at http://www.diverseeducation.com/artman/publish/printer_6070.shtml .
    • New Seekers, The (1971). I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) . DECCA Records, New York, NY.