This is not a widely held belief because this is not practical or feasible in the educational arena and the world. According to Webster , culture is defined as relating to a specific group or culture. Included in this is the money required to appropriately and adequately train teachers to be the most effective when teaching mathematics to culturally diverse students. As the demographics of schools are changing, relevance must be qualified continually by asking who the curriculum is relevant to and for what purpose Keane and Malcolm, Origins of the Construct of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Culturally relevant pedagogy has a recent history. Cultural Diversity in Mathematics Education:
Cultural Diversity in the Church
PDF version Introduction Issues of diversity and equity have gained a solid footing in the hearts and minds of researchers and practitioners alike. There is a general consensus that children learn in context and that context includes diversity in ethnicity, culture, gender, family composition, ability etc. Challenges Consensus about the fact of diversity does not imply, however, any consensus on how diversity is perceived or treated. In a modest attempt to reconceptualize this issue, I will analyze the concept from three dominant paradigms, namely from economic, educational and social perspectives.
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Download While there are a handful of studies that challenge the link between school desegregation policy and positive academic outcomes, they represent only a small slice of the literature. Furthermore, these positive academic outcomes, particularly the closing of the achievement gap, make sense given that integrating schools leads to more equitable access to important resources such as structural facilities, highly qualified teachers, challenging courses, private and public funding, and social and cultural capital. The gap in SAT scores between black and white students is larger in segregated districts, and one study showed that change from complete segregation to complete integration in a district would reduce as much as one quarter of the SAT score disparity. This can be largely connected to an overall improved school climate in racially integrated schools. There has been no distinction drawn as to how different student outcomes were related to the various ways in which students experienced desegregation in their schools and communities.
Australia is a vibrant, multicultural country. Since , almost seven million people have migrated to Australia. This rich, cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths.