“Cultural competence is a set of attitudes, skills, behaviors, and policies that enable organizations and staff to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.”
Cultural Competency Training
Increase awareness of differences
Increase value of, and respect for, differences
Develop skills for interacting with differences among people
Cultural competence is a developmental process
Knowledge about different cultural norms, lifestyle needs, and personal preferences of individuals from different groups
Culturally Responsive Strategies
Know your community
Seek family support
Give equal attention to all groups
Fill your classroom with fascinating things
Invite visitors into your classroom
Draw from the vast resources of the arts
Teachers should never separate students into groups based on race, culture, or religion. Similarly, placing students with disabilities in separate classrooms should be avoided.
Grouping students who are characterized as being less physically, mentally, or emotionally developed than their peers can further hinder their development by accentuating their inabilities rather than focusing on their abilities. Children learn a lot through observation. Removing observation of typical classroom procedures and behaviors may greatly limit potential development. This is true for both children with disabilities and non-English-speaking children.
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