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Diversity & Equality in the Classroom - Chapter Summary
Complete these lessons to improve your understanding of diversity and discover how you can design your classroom to meet the needs of diverse students. These lessons will explain how diversity can affect a student's education and social interactions, as well as how you can adjust for these effects. After exploring these lessons, you should have a better understanding of:
- Socioeconomic status and how it can affect a student's education
- How culture socializes individuals and how this can affect their education
- Different types of second-language introduction
- Ways to make your classroom an inclusive environment, and the benefits of it
- Gender equality in education and how you can improve it
- Effects of prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping
- How you can help students with learning disabilities or other special needs
- Putting aside personal beliefs and biases when teaching science
Be sure to complete the lesson quizzes and make sure you understand the above subjects. Return to the lessons to reinforce your understanding of the material you missed. If you have any questions, ask our professional instructors for assistance via the teacher tabs of the lessons.
1. What is Diversity? - Definition & Meaning
This lesson defines the word diversity. It also gives examples of both visible and invisible diversity. Some examples of understanding diversity and why it is important are also discussed.
2. 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.
3. Socioeconomic Status & Education: Statistics & Impact
We hear about socioeconomic status often, but what does it mean when we talk about its relationship with education? This lesson will bring you up to speed as well as introduce relevant statistics about socioeconomic status and education.
4. 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.
5. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education
Educators use many approaches for second-language instruction. The approaches vary based on the individual needs of the learner, focusing on his or her current language abilities, background, and cultural experiences. This lesson will differentiate between the different types of second-language instruction, including immersion, bilingual education, and multicultural education.
6. Critical Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples
Just because things have always been viewed a certain way, doesn't mean that way is correct. In this lesson, we'll explore critical theory and how teachers can open their classrooms up to offer everyone a chance at success.
7. Inclusive Classroom: Definition, Strategies & Environment
Creating and maintaining a successful inclusive classroom requires much thought and collaboration. This lesson will introduce the concept of inclusive classrooms and how you can make your classroom successful for inclusion.
8. Improving Gender Equality in Education
A person's gender can influence the way they experience the educational system. Watch this lesson to find out more about improving gender equality in education, including the impact that Title IX had on gender equality.
9. Prejudice, Discrimination & Stereotypes: Definitions & Examples
There are many different types of people in the world. What happens when one person thinks or feels a certain way about an entire group of people? Watch this lesson to find out about stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.
10. 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.
11. Students with Learning Disabilities
Working with students who have learning disabilities requires a unique awareness along with special accommodations. This lesson explores the issues faced by learning disabled students.
12. Educating Students with Special Needs
In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.
13. Classroom Accommodations for ADHD: Examples & Concept
In this lesson, we will explore the challenges of ADHD students and practical steps teachers can take - such as stating instructions clearly and praising good behavior - to help them be both positive and productive.
14. Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) in Special Education: Definition & Law
This lesson explains the meaning of least restrictive environment in special education law and discuss what the implications of the law are for students and teachers.
15. Teaching Controversial Science Issues
In this lesson, we'll explain some strategies for discussing controversial issues in science with your class. We'll go over how to avoid personal bias and explore lesson plan activities you can use to help your students come to their own conclusions. We'll look at the examples of evolution, vaccines, and climate change.
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