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Cultural Competence & Inclusivity in the Classroom - Chapter Summary
Discover or refresh your existing knowledge of cultural competence and inclusivity in the classroom with help from this self-paced chapter. Our engaging lessons offer in-depth examinations of topics that include Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT), cultural competence in education and ways to accommodate ELL students in the classroom. Completing this chapter will enable you to:
- Explain the impact of socialization, culture and culture shock on education
- Share why CRT is important when educating ELL students
- Provide strategies for teaching ESL learners in mainstream classrooms
- Discuss curriculum development, teaching practices and engaging learning experiences in a culturally competent classroom
- Describe how to teach diversity and the appreciation of different language forms in the classroom
- List ways to choose culturally diverse classroom texts
- Differentiate between the reception of verbal and nonverbal communication in the classroom
- Share cooperative and peer-assisted learning methods for students learning English
This chapter allows you to study cultural competence and inclusivity in the classroom your way. Review any lessons in this chapter in your sequence of choice, and visit them as often as you'd like. Before, during or after examining the lessons, assess your knowledge of their contents by taking mini-quizzes and a practice exam. If you hit a snag while studying this chapter or need additional details about specific lesson topics, be sure to send your questions to our experts.
1. The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education
In this lesson we will explore the effect of culture on the socialization of children. We will also seek to understand the impact that culture has on their educational experiences.
2. Cultural Competence in Education
We live and work in diverse societies, where no man is an island. As a result, cultural competence is of increasing importance to educators. In this lesson, we will look at the meaning of cultural competence, how we define culture, and how educators can ensure that they are acting in culturally competent and culturally sensitive ways in their classrooms.
3. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies
A person's culture can impact their approach to education and the way they learn. In this lesson, we'll examine culturally responsive teaching, a teaching method that takes into account students' cultures to help them succeed.
4. Culturally Responsive Teaching for ELL Students
In this lesson, you will learn about the importance of valuing and respecting students' cultural backgrounds as well as strategies for incorporating culturally relevant teaching into your classroom.
5. Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms
In this lesson, teachers will learn how to use instructional strategies to support all students. These strategies will meet the needs of English as a Second Language (ESL) learners in mainstream content classrooms.
6. Classroom Accommodations for ELL Students
In this lesson, you will learn various techniques for selecting appropriate instructional and testing accommodations for English Language Learners in the content-area classroom.
7. Cultural Competency in Curriculum Development
Students' culture and diversity affects educators even before class. Read on to learn about curriculum, cultural competence, and what you can do to become a culturally competent educator.
8. Cultural Competence & Engaging Learning Experiences
When you teach English language learners, you can make the classroom very engaging if you include activities that get students experiencing not only the language, but also the culture that is attached to the language. This lesson explores some ideas with this approach.
9. Culturally Competent Classroom Environment Practices
In this lesson, you will learn about strategies and behaviors that you can incorporate into your classroom to foster a more equitable learning environment for all of your students.
10. Teaching Diversity in the Classroom
Diversity is a key aspect of what students can learn in school. This lesson may give you some ideas about helping students appreciate and understand diversity in helpful and meaningful ways.
11. Choosing Culturally Diverse Texts for the Classroom
In this lesson, we will learn about using children's literature in the classroom to make instruction more relatable to diverse student populations, as well as to broaden the perspectives of all students.
12. Appreciating Different Language Forms in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will talk about how teachers can help students appreciate varying forms of language and help students learn how to appropriately select and use different forms of language based on the communicator's purpose, audience, and context.
13. Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication Strategies for Students
There is often a mismatch between the intentions of a speaker and the perceptions of a listener. In this lesson, we will look at ways that verbal and nonverbal communication convey thoughts, and how they may function in a classroom setting.
14. Cooperative Learning Strategies with ESL Students
In this lesson, you will learn some strategies for incorporating cooperative learning into your lesson plans for English as a Second Language students. Strategies for writing, reading, speaking, and listening will be covered.
15. Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies for English Language Learners
One of the great advantages ELLs (English language learners) have is the ability to seek out a classmate for help. In this lesson, teachers will learn about peer-assisted learning strategies specially designed for use in an ELL classroom.
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Other chapters within the MTTC English as a Second Language (086): Practice & Study Guide course
- Language Development & Linguistics
- The Fundamentals of Sociolinguistics
- The Fundamentals of Culture
- Culture in Language Development
- Second Language Acquisition for ELL Teachers
- Influences on Second Language Acquisition
- Instructional Practices for ELL Teachers
- Activities & Resources for ELL Classrooms
- Listening & Speaking Instruction for ELL Students
- Reading Instruction for ELL Students
- Writing Instruction for ELL Students
- Content-Based Instruction for ELL Students
- Assessments for English Language Learners
- Issues in ELL Assessment
- Foundations of ESL Programs
- Roles & Responsibilities of ESL Teachers
- MTTC English as a Second Language Flashcards