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Ch 18: Effect of Cultural & Background Differences on Education

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This chapter's video lessons and quizzes look at ways culture and social issues influence education. Learn about how children develop linguistic skills, how gender impacts education and types of multicultural education.

Effect of Cultural & Background Differences on Education - Chapter Summary

With these lessons, our instructors show you how culture and background differences can influence education. You'll look at how children develop language, and compare bilingual education methods with immersion and multicultural education. Other lessons examine gender differences and their role in education. By the end of this chapter, you'll be prepared to:

  • Discuss the role of culture and socialization in education
  • Examine how children develop language skills
  • Define and discuss bilingual education, immersion and multicultural education
  • Understand gender and physical, cognitive and behavioral differences
  • Examine nature vs. nurture and gender roles

You'll get a thorough overview of the topics with these brief, engaging video and text lessons led by experts in the field. Each lesson includes a multiple-choice quiz so you can see what you've learned and where you need more study. Video tags allow you to easily find those areas that need further review.

5 Lessons in Chapter 18: Effect of Cultural & Background Differences on Education
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The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

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.

Linguistics: Language Development in Children

2. Linguistics: Language Development in Children

How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.

Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

3. 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.

Gender Differences in the Classroom: Physical, Cognitive & Behavioral

4. Gender Differences in the Classroom: Physical, Cognitive & Behavioral

Growing up, did you ever observe gender differences among girls and boys in school? Do you still observe gender differences as an adult? There are established gender differences noted in a variety of contexts. This lesson will explore specific differences in physical and motor skills, cognitive abilities and more.

Gender Differences: The Nature Versus Nurture Debate

5. Gender Differences: The Nature Versus Nurture Debate

Are boys better in math and science courses than girls? Are girls better at activities like dance? Gender stereotypes are abundant in society. Are these stereotypes based on real differences or perpetuated opinions? This lesson focuses on gender differences and the influence of nature versus nurture.

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