Diversity Reflection Paper

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Samantha Amrhein
Professors Bruski/ Dinan/ Wilkins
EDU 107
November 16, 2011
Diversity Reflection Paper
1. Learning about socioeconomic status has given me a new perspective on people who are less fortunate and has taught me to become more empathetic towards others. Empathy is a very important skill to have when consulting with others. It allows you to feel what they are feeling while putting both of you on an even level. In my personal opinion I believe it is not morally right to judge or criticize a person based on their background. Rather an individual should be judged according to their actions and the type of personality they have. More specifically learning about socioeconomic status has taught me to help those who are less fortunate and help better the community by volunteering and supporting families through the upcoming holidays.

2. Learning about socioeconomic status has broadened my perspective on the diversity of families living in different social class from another. The concept of families living in different social class has never come to my attention before. I have never understood this philosophy because I personally do not pay attention to a person’s income or what they own. Therefore learning about socioeconomic status has broadened my concept of diversity by having a more understanding of why some people live the way they do based on their income and finances.

3. As a future educator I am going to look at every child as the same; to me it does not matter about social status, ethnic race, or what people own. Every child should be given the opportunity to receive the best education from their teacher. The income of a family should not prevent a child from leaning. Learning about socioeconomic status has affected my concept of diversity on my future as a teacher. For example, when I become a teacher no educator should assume that all their students own a computer. Therefore, based on...
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