Multicultural Education Scenario
Steps required for multicultural education to be effective are trust, tolerance, understanding, and open mindedness. The most important step is gaining the trust of pupils by including the culture of all its students (Johnson, Musial, Hall, Gollnick, & Dupuis, 2005, p. 121). All students have to be taught tolerance for each others abilities, limitations, and differences. By understanding the cultural differences in all of us, we can learn to understand each other better and become more tolerant of the differences. Children will then learn that differences can be good and also beneficial to all. This will then lead to open mindedness that is the first step to understanding each other better. On the first day of school during introduction all students will be allowed to introduce themselves any way they want. When introducing myself I will touch on personal history for example I was poor growing up, raised by single mother and that I have Native American blood in me. I will discuss that I grew up with disabled Grandfather an aunt also a cousin in a wheelchair. This will allow me to identify with the White students, Native American students, disabled students, and poor students. Class conduct will be outlined during introduction. The main rule in class will be respect for others. Treat others the way we want to be treated! My students will know that picking on other students will not be tolerated and the punishment for such will be outlined. The goal will be stop and think before we speak. If what we are going to say will hurt someone’s feelings keep our opinions to ones self! I will let them know that our classroom will be a haven for them. As such it will be a place where everyone is treated as equals no matter sex, race religion, size, or physical disability. We are all the same on the inside.
Lesson plan for language arts will be multicultural autobiographical poem (Bloom & Smith, 1999). Students will...
References: Johnson, J. A., Musial, D., Hall, G. E., Gollnick, D. M., & Dupuis, V. L. (2005). AED 200. Introduction to the Foundations of American Education, Thirteenth Edition. Retrieved from http://myresource.phoenix.edu/resource/aed 200_week_1_reading4.pdf.
Bloom, S & Smith, J. (1999). Multicultural autobio poem. Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education. Retrieved from
Edsitement. (n.d). Cinderella Folk Tales: Variations in Plot and Setting. Retrieved from http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=419
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