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Student Diversity & Equality - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our instructors present the important topics of student equality and student diversity. You'll study methods for teaching diversity in the classroom as well as the effects of culture and socialization on education. These lessons also cover prejudice in the classroom and the cultural differences in schooling theory. Our professionally-designed lessons make it easy to to explore key diversity and equality topics from an easy-to-navigate online platform. Test your skill level by taking the short, multiple-choice quiz that follows each lesson. This chapter is designed to help you:
- Differentiate between the concepts of social majority and social minority
- Understand the impact of socioeconomic status on education
- Describe critical theory and its practical applications in the classroom
- Examine some different ways a non-traditional family can look like
- Outline some of the functions of school
- Understand successful approaches to teaching students with learning disabilities and special needs
- Define the culturally responsive teaching (CRT) method and its strategies
- Recognize the differences between some of the common second-language instruction approaches
- Explain gender equality and how it can be improved in education
- Engage introverts in the classroom using activities
1. 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.
2. Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority
This lesson introduces concepts important to understanding race and ethnicity. First, a distinction is made between 'race' and 'ethnicity.' Next, the idea of a social minority is defined, along with distinction and subordination. Finally, U.S. trends regarding minority influence are outlined.
3. 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.
4. Functions of School: Socialization, Cultural Transmission, Integration & Latent Functions
Schools serve a number of functions in our society beyond just transmitting academic knowledge and skills. In this lesson, we differentiate between manifest and latent functions of schools and discuss examples of each.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Schooling: Cultural Differences in Schooling Theory
The value of education and access to it is different across cultures. In this lesson, we discuss some of the differences in schooling between lower-income and higher-income nations. We also discuss the education system and cultural values of several countries.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. Classroom Activities for Introverts
In this lesson, we cover classroom activities for those students who prefer to work alone and find social activities draining. Sample solo and group activities are provided and a short quiz follows the lesson.
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