March 3, 2013
Dr. Damara Richens
In Order to work effectively with student of different origins a teacher must be confident and comfortable with their own heritage. The teacher should familiarize themselves with their background. This will help when planning and creating your classroom Donna M. Gollnick and Philip C. Chinn As a teacher it is very important to design the classroom to meet all the needs of each child individually; remembering that each child is unique in their own right. This is not just academically and socially it is also the need for ethnicity and religion. Therefore it is important for the teacher to make sure that the students get are exposed to a multicultural education (an educational strategy in which students of all backgrounds are represented in the classroom) Donna M. Gollnick and Philip C. Chinn. So what does this means to the teacher and what the classroom should look like? The first question asked should be what is a multicultural classroom? This is a classroom where all students and teachers are accepting of all the differences in the classroom. This should include religion, races, and cultures (ethnicity). It should be reflected in the material you have and use in the classroom such as books that are share and read, activities that are made and used in the classroom, and the curriculum being used in class. The curriculum should include all things relating to the consideration of all groups age, gender, intellect, race, ethnicity, religion socioeconomic and culture. Goals and characteristics: chapter 1
These days’ schools are more diverse than ever. Having a Multicultural educational plan is important because the world is changing every day. Long ago schools were predominately one dimension culturally. Thus, as a teacher it is important to make a conscious effect to incorporate a curriculum that will represent all children in the classroom,...