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Read the following scenario: You are a second-grade teacher at Happy Valley
Elementary School. You are teaching language arts and social studies. Your classroom
of 21 students consists of 7 white students, 5 Latino students, 4 African American
students, 3 Native American students, and 2 Asian students. Four of your students are
identified as special needs, with one in a wheelchair. A few of your students come from
the poorest neighborhood in Happy Valley.
· Write a 700-1,050 word paper in which you outline the steps required for a multicultural
education to be effective. Describe types of activities you would incorporate into your
classroom that would support a multicultural education for all groups in this class. How
could each group make a contribution to the learning of others?


Steps required for a multicultural education to be effective.

According to J.A.Banks the steps required for a multicultural classroom to be effective is you must have multicultural education policy statement and supports diversity, the staff should have positive attitudes and expectations toward the diverse students, the school staff reflects ethnic and cultural diversity, the curriculum is transformation, the parents should participate, teacher strategies are constructivist and empowering, the teachers materials should present diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural perspectives on events, concepts, and issues, and the final step to have a multicultural classroom affective is that each program should be monitored on a daily basis.
Describe types of activities you would incorporate into your classroom that would support a multicultural education for all groups in this class.

A teacher has to first make sure the students in the classroom are on the same learning level. If not all the students are not on the same learning level the teacher and students that are on the same learning level, can help the students that are not on the same level get to the level that is needed. Some types of activities a teacher can have in their classroom that would support a multicultural education is have each ethnic group share a holiday that their family celebrates and some snack that is from their culture. Each ethnic group would have a week to research the holiday they chose and bring in a snack. Another great activity to do in a multicultural classroom is “hello” in each culture the belong to if the know it. Another activity the classroom can do is called the story of my name. Each student can say where there name comes from and if their name means anything. This would help build respect and understanding for one another. A teacher should also encourage all the students to participate. At the end of each ethnic group the teacher can ask the students how we are the same and how are we different. The students can also as any questions they may have. Each ethnic group could also do a dance that their ethnic group represents. For example the Native American students can come in and do a Pow Wow. If they are not allowed to do a Pow Wow maybe the classroom can go on a field trip to a local reservation. Once at the reservation the students can see first hand the Native American culture.

  • AE.. does it sound ok - ,

    You have about 400 words -- so it's a fair start.

    You didn't heed my suggestions for your first paragraph. I suggest you start there -- and describe each of those eight benchmarks.

    "A teacher has to first make sure the students in the classroom are on the same learning level. If not all the students are not on the same learning level the teacher and students that are on the same learning level, can help the students that are not on the same level get to the level that is needed."

    This will never happen! Each person is an individual with his/her own unique learning abilities. Although my classrooms were mostly unicultural, abilities varied significantly. I worked to see that all students participated at their own levels and utilized their own learning styles.

    You have some good ideas in your last part, but they need to be developed more. You haven't indicated how you would facilitate parent involvement with multicultural activities. Few places in the country have access to Indian reservations. Since learning to read is the primary goal of second grade, you should incorporate stories and poems from many cultures. Math word problems should not just reflect the dominate culture, but many cultures.

    You'll find some of these links useful.

    http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~jar/Multi.html

  • AE.. does it sound ok - ,

    I have no idea what else to put. but I will describe each of the eight benchmarks if i can into my own words.

  • AE.. does it sound ok - ,

    OK.

    Be sure to follow my suggestions for the last part, too.

    Remember that the benchmarks are all described in that other website.

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    waht is another way of saying convey?

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    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/convey

  • AE.. does it sound ok - ,

    apolicy statement is to make the students have an equal opportunity to learn.

    does that sound ok?

  • AE.. does it sound ok - ,

    A policy statement's goals is to give all students an equal opportunity to learn.

  • AE.. does it sound ok - ,

    The discussion about snacks (below) could make a great discussion/paper/list/picture in a second grade class. Ask each student for three of his/her favorite snacks. Then, you could ask each to bring one of these snacks for all children to taste. If someone couldn't bring a snack, you could bring it for them. (Yep, that's what teachers do -- supply materials out of their own pocket -- when necessary.)

  • AE.. does it sound ok - ,

    Steps required for a multicultural education to be effective.

    According to J.A.Banks the steps required for a multicultural classroom to be effective is you must have multicultural education policy statement and supports diversity, the staff should have positive attitudes and expectations toward the diverse students, the school staff reflects ethnic and cultural diversity, the curriculum is transformation, the parents should participate, teacher strategies are constructivist and empowering, the teachers materials should present diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural perspectives on events, concepts, and issues, and the final step to have a multicultural classroom affective is that each program should be monitored on a daily basis.
    A policy statement is to make the students have an equal opportunity to learn. The purpose of the policy statement is to allow multicultural education in the classroom, create programs that will create equal opportunities for everyone, and communicate to parents and the public on how much of a priority multicultural education is. In order for the students to develop a positive attitudes the students must see the school staff (teachers, counselors, and principles) have positive attitude. Students look up to their peers. Teachers have to skilled to discover and learn the hidden and underdeveloped abilities of the students. The curriculum should have a transformational and social approach. Students should be given opportunities to express their feelings with peers. Parents should get involved with their child/children by asking how the day went.
    Describe types of activities you would incorporate into your classroom that would support a multicultural education for all groups in this class.

    A teacher has to first make sure the students in the classroom are on the same learning level. If not all the students are not on the same learning level the teacher and students that are on the same learning level, can help the students that are not on the same level get to the level that is needed. Some types of activities a teacher can have in their classroom that would support a multicultural education is have each ethnic group share a holiday that their family celebrates and some snack that is from their culture. Each ethnic group would have a week to research the holiday they chose and bring in a snack. Another great activity to do in a multicultural classroom is “hello” in each culture the belong to if the know it. Another activity the classroom can do is called the story of my name. Each student can say where there name comes from and if their name means anything. This would help build respect and understanding for one another. A teacher should also encourage all the students to participate. At the end of each ethnic group the teacher can ask the students how we are the same and how are we different. The students can also as any questions they may have. Each ethnic group could also do a dance that their ethnic group represents. For example the Native American students can come in and do a Pow Wow. If they are not allowed to do a Pow Wow maybe the classroom can go on a field trip to a local reservation if there is one local. Once at the reservation the students can see first hand the Native American culture. Since learning to read is the primary goal in second grade the students can also incorporate stories and poems from their culture.

  • AE.. does it sound ok - ,

    You're getting there. :-)

    You now have 556 words -- so you have at least 150 words to go.

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