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Culture and Communication at School - Chapter Summary
Check out this online chapter at any time to study the nature of culture and communication in educational settings. These bite-sized and simple lessons help you analyze educational communication topics pertaining to socialization, culture shock, classroom prejudices, biases and more. To reinforce your understanding of the material, try the accompanying lesson quizzes and chapter exam. If you have any questions about the material, simply reach out to our instructors online. For your convenience, we've made the chapter accessible on any device that has an Internet connection. When you're finished, you should be able to:
- Describe the effects of socialization, culture and culture shock on education
- Compare types of educational biases
- Explain how assessments can be affected by language differences, testing biases and cultural biases
- Use jigsaw groups to reduce classroom prejudice
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. What is Educational Bias?- Definition & Types
A sad fact of life is that, sometimes, not all people are treated the same. This happens everywhere, even in educational settings. What does this look like and where does it happen? Complete this lesson to learn about bias in education.
3. Testing Bias, Cultural Bias & Language Differences in Assessments
Assessments are used to gain useful information about test-takers' knowledge, skills and progress. Sometimes, however, the results of these assessments are incorrect due to biases. This lesson will differentiate and discuss types of testing bias and differences among test-takers that may lead to testing bias.
4. Prejudice in the Classroom: Jigsaw Groups
Prejudice creeps into many parts of society, including classrooms. In this lesson, we'll look at how educators can set up classroom activities to reduce prejudice between students.
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Other chapters within the Communications 301: Diversity and Intercultural Communication course
- Communication as a Process
- Understanding Culture
- The Influence of Culture on Communication
- Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication
- The Impact of Cultural Conflict on Communications
- Ethnocentricity, Prejudice & Stereotypes
- Sexism, Gender Roles & Communication
- Intercultural Communication in the Workplace
- Culture & Communication in Healthcare
- Developing Competence in Intercultural Communication