Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Presentation
The link below provides information regarding working with culturally and linguistically diverse families.
Some of the challenges and solutions dealing with culturally and linguistically diverse in education.
Low Teacher Expectations
Evaluate own biases.
Appreciate and accommodate the similarities and differences among the students' cultures
Required student practicums and internships in diverse settings
Require ESL courses for teachers
Integration of significant diversity content in all course work
Use a variety of instructional strategies and learning activities.
Provide frequent reviews of the content learned.
Incorporate objectives for affective and personal development.
Consider making a home visit to show the student that you are willing to go the extra mile to learn about the student
Do not automatically attribute a student’s difficulty to upbringing, low income, or environment
Take a positive approach and always build on the student’s strengths
Use a variety of instructional strategies
Daniel, J. & Friedman, S. (2005, November). Preparing Teachers to Work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children. Beyond the Journal. Retrieved June 27, 2015 from http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200511 /DanielFriedmanBTJ1105.pdf
Terry, N. & Irving, M. (2010). Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: Issues in Education. Retrieved June 27, 2015 from http://www.kendallhunt.com/uploadedFiles /Kendall_Hunt/Content/Higher_Education/Upload /Colarusso_CH04_5e.pdf
Evidenced Based Instructional Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diversity
Diversify the composition of the multidisciplinary teams and offer training
Compare student performance in both native and secondary languages.
Identify diverse life experiences that may affect learning.
Establish a comfortable learning environment that encourages the use of both languages.
Supplement oral instruction and descriptions with visuals such as pictures, charts, amps, graphs, and graphic organizers.
Hart, J. (2009). Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students With Special Needs. Preventing School Failure. Vol. 53 No. 3. Retrieved June 28, 2015, http://practicalstrategies.wmwikis.net/file/view /Strategies+for+Culturally+and+Linguistically+Diverse+Students.pdf