The fundamental question is this: How can we ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn and reach their full potential—regardless of their place of birth, family of origin, religion, gender or cognitive abilities?
One common response to this challenge has been to group students with similar achievement levels into courses, study programs, or schools – a practice known as tracking.
“Policymakers and researchers are beginning to recognize that the success of a school system is determined less by its structure or institutional arrangements than by what actually happens in the classroom.” Researchers, too, have argued in favor of adaptive teaching, an approach that requires teachers to “micro-adapt” their instruction on a continuous basis.
After assessing students’ strengths and weaknesses, teachers capitalize on strengths and compensate for weaknesses, with the ultimate goal of teaching students to become self-regulated learners.
Is learning more successful than in regular classrooms?
Includes strategies such as considering students' cultures and language skills when developing learning objectives and instructional activities, monitoring academic progress, and more to help your culturally diverse students be successful.
There are many school factors that affect the success of culturally diverse students the school's atmosphere and overall attitudes toward diversity, involvement of the community, and culturally responsive curriculum, to name a few.
Prepare to teach the culturally diverse students you may have in your classroom using these guidelines and strategies for teaching your lessons to meet the needs of these students.
New teachers will find this resource particularly valuable.