Thriving in the Multicultural Classroom: Principles and by Mary Dilg

By Mary Dilg

This sensible source goals to assist lecturers comprehend and revel in operating with scholars from diversified cultural backgrounds. concentrating on the targeted wishes of teenagers, it recommends methods of puzzling over curriculum and pedagogy that would allow either lecturers and kids to thrive.

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As students return home each afternoon, they carry with them the residue of the day. The natural process of human development assures that these students return home day after day slightly different from the individuals who waved goodbye in the morning. They bring into the doors of their homes each afternoon the expectations of teachers, administrators, and peers, and their education will shift the way they think about home, From Home to School and Home Again 15 family, friends, neighborhood, language, and community.

I look out over these students, some barely awake at this hour, although the day has begun long ago for some of them, and hope that today, together, we can make their journey between home and school a good one, a worthwhile one, a journey that will serve to take them, individually and collectively, farther along where they wish to travel in the longer journey of their lives. I hope that somehow we can traverse in some meaningful way the chasms that divide our lives by night and sliver our days with challenges in this multicultural and segregated city.

Neighborhood friends drifted away, knowing she was often at school. Eventually her world divided between seeing White friends during the week and Black friends on the weekend. Such social bifurcation left her trying to find a sense of self that would allow her to feel happy in each world. Another Black student suggested one way to hold onto both worlds, but doing so was, for him, not without conscious effort: “When I came [here], I held on to my identity and continue to do so. If you are a willful person, you will be able to hold on to your heritage.

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