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4. To be a truly successful teacher aide in a nonbiased, culturally diverse classroom,
you must

A. be concerned about and aware of the problems of both minority and
nonminority students.
B. be particularly sensitive to minority students, as many come from unstable homes.

C. rely on and participate in your school’s training in the areas of multicultural and
nonbiased education.

D. rid yourself of all ethnic and cultural biases or prejudices.

5. If one child displays discriminatory behavior toward another in the classroom,
you should

A. seat the two students apart from one another.

B. discipline the child immediately for misbehavior.

C. have the children involved discuss their differences.

D. consult the child’s parents about the discriminatory remarks.

6. Besides learning to speak and read English, another goal of an ESL program is to

A. prepare immigrant students for Canadian citizenship exams.

B. help immigrant students “graduate” from bilingual classes to English-only ones.

C. reduce the use by immigrants of their native tongue.

D. help immigrants assimilate and adjust socially to their new country.

7. To say that all African-American males are fast runners is an example of

A. prejudice.

B. sexism.

C. stereotype.

D. bias.

8. In general, the best type of multicultural classroom materials are those that

A. demonstrate stereotypes of other biased behaviors.

B. can be used in a wide variety of ways.

C. are unusual or unique items from foreign countries.

D. are ordered from specialized multicultural learning catalogs.

9. To be a teacher aide in an ESL classroom, you should

A. have an ear for language.

B. receive certification in ESL instruction, if possible.

C. speak at least one other language besides English.

D. have prior teacher aide experience in a “regular” classroom.

10. As a teacher aide in an ESL classroom, it’s within your responsibilities to

A. meet with parents one-on-one to discuss their child’s progress.

B. provide language translation for the teacher when requested.

C. determine when an ESL student is ready to be mainstreamed into a “regular”

D. keep the lines of communication open between teachers, students, and parents.

My answers are:

4. C
5. C
6. D
7. C
8. B
9. not sure A or C I think the wording of the question is questionable are they refering to Regular ESL aide or Billingual ESL aide?


  • Language and other barriers -

    I agree with you on 7 and 8.

    Remember how teachers' duties and teachers aides' duties are different.

  • Language and other barriers -

    are the rest wrong then

  • Language and other barriers -

    I would choose different answers for all the others, yes.

  • Language and other barriers -

    Example - #10:

    Three of the choices are things that teachers are supposed to do. Only one (B) is a task assigned to aides.

    I have had good and not-so-good aides for my classrooms over time, and the best ones fulfilled their supportive roles really well.

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