Diversity. Due by Day 7. This journal assesses your ability to think critically about how culture plays a role in student behavior. This assessment also supports your achievement of Course Learning Outcome 5 and the MASE Program Learning Outcome 8.
The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique and recognizing our individual differences. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual. To help inform your discussion posting, read the instructor guidance and watch Classroom Behavior by Sabornie (2010).
Instructions: Using support from your assigned reading, the Instructor Guidance, and the discussions, submit the following for evaluation. Use the below guidelines for creating your written assignment. If you have questions about the journal or the rubric, please contact your instructor using the Ask Your Instructor discussion before the due date.
Choose two topics from below, and in two to three pages, reflect how cultural and linguistic perspectives influence teacher, guardian/caregiver/parent, and student behavior. Be sure to support your reflection with information from the Cultural Competence Form and page 295 of the text.
- People with disabilities from culturally diverse backgrounds experience twice the discrimination experienced by non-disabled people in the minority community. Both disability and race complicate the situation.
- Educational opportunities are less available and affordable to individuals with disabilities from culturally diverse backgrounds.
- There is a lack of mentors and role models for minority individuals with disabilities in the workplace.
- Mainstream job coaching, on-the-job training, and internships are often not readily available to minority
individuals with disabilities.
- Both mainstream and minority communities and religious organizations tend to overlook their capability
to support the employment of minority individuals with disabilities.
- Cultural differences are not clearly understood by individuals or organizations designing programs to
support the employment of minority persons with disabilities.