- adjective : denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
Students can be ethnically divided based on several factors.
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.
What does ESL mean
E nglish as a
Students who are classified as ESL speak a language other as English as their primary language.
Items ESL students have difficulty with
Differences between written and spoken English
Varieties of English
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
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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.