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Ch 3: Promoting Multicultural Sensitivity & Diversity in the Classroom

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This chapter covers the promotion of multicultural diversity and sensitivity in the classroom to help you prepare for a test or catch up in class. Created by professional instructors, our lessons and quizzes provide a handy and self-paced way to brush up on these education topics.

Promoting Multicultural Sensitivity & Diversity in the Classroom - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find short lessons on promoting multicultural sensitivity and diversity in the classroom. Just a few of the subjects discussed here include culturally responsive teaching, a supportive classroom environment and the involvement of families in curriculum. This chapter is intended to help you achieve the following goals:

  • Understand the ways teachers can impact the achievement of culturally diverse students
  • Define culturally responsive teaching for ELL students
  • Discuss multicultural curriculum and instruction development
  • Create a supportive classroom environment to promote cultural diversity
  • Assess the cultural experiences and background of ELL students
  • Involve families in culturally inclusive instruction and curriculum
  • Use outreach and strategies to effectively communicate with ELL parents
  • Detail the use of parent leadership councils with ELL families

Feel free to access these materials from any mobile device or computer 24 hours a day, which allows for flexible studying. Before moving on to other topics or sitting for an important test, take the lesson quizzes lessons and the test at the end of the chapter.

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: Promoting Multicultural Sensitivity & Diversity in the Classroom
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How Teachers Impact Achievement of Culturally Diverse Students

1. How Teachers Impact Achievement of Culturally Diverse Students

Reflection and research are important practices in education. One common concern that is not reflected on enough is how teachers impact the academic achievement of culturally diverse students. With a non-minority teaching population of nearly 3 times the number of minority students, the challenges are evident. Read more to find out how to be 'color brave' and address these concerns face to face.

Culturally Responsive Teaching for ELL Students

2. 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.

Multicultural Curriculum & Instruction Development

3. Multicultural Curriculum & Instruction Development

Our classrooms are diverse, and we as teachers need to be sensitive to the needs of our students. Culturally inclusive classrooms use a multicultural curriculum discussed in this lesson along with teaching strategies for implementation.

Creating a Classroom Environment that Supports Cultural Diversity

4. Creating a Classroom Environment that Supports Cultural Diversity

All teachers want students to feel accepted and valued in their classroom. In this lesson, learn how to create a classroom environment that supports the cultural diversity of your students.

How to Assess the Cultural Background & Experiences of ELL Students

5. How to Assess the Cultural Background & Experiences of ELL Students

When you assess English language learners, you usually concentrate on placing them at a specific language level. This lesson explores why and how you can go beyond language to include the cultural backgrounds and experiences of English learners.

Involving Families in Culturally Inclusive Curriculum & Instruction

6. Involving Families in Culturally Inclusive Curriculum & Instruction

Regardless of socioeconomic status or ethnic background, family and community involvement is critical to ensure student success. This lesson goes over three key steps to building a strong foundation toward implementation.

Communicating with ELL Parents: Outreach & Strategies

7. Communicating with ELL Parents: Outreach & Strategies

Having trouble touching base with the parents of your ELL students? Not sure where to start? This lesson will help. We'll go over some strategies you can use to reach out to your students' parents.

Parent Leadership Councils: Definition, Purpose & Use with ELL Families

8. Parent Leadership Councils: Definition, Purpose & Use with ELL Families

In this lesson, you will learn about the benefits of implementing a successful Parent Leadership Council to improve the educational experience of your ELL students and their families.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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