In the process of discovering diversity, diligence remains an extra tough effort for a teacher. In such a case, an enthusiastic welcome for students with significant differences has been accommodated in the schools. Therefore, in order to have a multicultural classroom focus on these differences must be made the first priority. They should be used ads the foundations for both growth and development. It is clear that because of these differences command in work resolutions as well as an understanding is achieved. Therefore, in order to succeed in creating a multicultural adult classroom, these differences must be addressed and even added to the curriculum. This strategy will enable in the development and student’s growth. This plan focus is on the basic elements of a multicultural classroom.
The multicultural class will mainly focus on the point of trying to understand student-learning environment. That is to identify their life style in the class environment and their life outside the classroom. Therefore, as a teacher hesitance in based on being open, there will be a likelihood of reciprocation leading to estrangement between the teacher and the students. The strategy will ensure that here is so much and enough interest shown to students who are willing and ready to explore new things in society. Personal decisions are not allowed in the plan as the key factor is to ensure that adult students get the benefit out of the teaching plan. In fact, openness between the students is a crucial area to teach on this will make sure there are no rebellions based on culture where by this will lead into making assumptions and preparations for the unexpected.
The key aim of this plan is to ensure that there is the creation of a learning environment whereby all forms of culture are well represented in the learning institution. The other main aim is to make sure that student’s relationships within the learning environment are given priorities irrespective of the cultural backgrounds. It is clear that several cultures are based on different folkways and mores. The teaching fraternity must be on the front line in identifying why students show a certain behavior in the learning institution (Adams,2010). Whenever there is openness between the students and teachers, will help in the creation of a communication set that will facilitate a good learning, understanding environment where there is cultural fluency. The learners in the adult multicultural classroom will have the following characteristics.
One of the characteristics is that the teachers and school administrators are in possession of high expectations for all students as well as positive attitudes toward them. They also take action to them in positive and caring ways.
- They will have a curriculum that is formalized that reflects to the experiences, cultures, and perspectives of an assortment based on cultural as well as ethnic groups that are gendered.
- The teaching styles employed by teachers in this plan styles are expected to match the learning, enlightening, and motivational styles of the students.
- The teachers as well as administrators portray a lot of respect for the students' first languages and dialects.
- The materials used in the instruction in these learning environments, have the ability to show events, situations, and concepts from perspectives of a range of cultural, national, and racial groups.
- The evaluation and trying procedures used in the school are based on cultural sensitivity where students of a certain color are represented proportionately in classes for the exceptional and artistic.
- The cultural, as well as ethnic diversity, are hidden in the school culture where they are clearly reflected.
- The are high expectations among the school counselors when it comes to the students from different racial, ethnic, and language groups in helping these students to lay down and become conscious on positive career goal.
It is also extremely beneficial to note that teachers in these teaching environments must be aware of the teaching patterns in these classes. This is crucial especially when it comes to students who brought up in a culture that is very different from their own. The way these differences are handled is a sensitive factor to take high note of as it might cause a cultural clash in the class. The teaching experts focus in on showing the students how critical thinking is smashing against criticizing the teaching experts. This can also be enhanced through class readjustment in a calm and professional style.
Management of adult multicultural classrooms remains a challenge among many experts there substantial incentives or motives towards ensuring that instructional methods are used. These instructional methods may include group discussions, presentations, and students activation during the teaching sessions. There should also be class participation through hands on system. Openness among the teaching experts in these learning environments creates room for an open class that has open lines of communication, which facilitates the creation of positive as well as learning environments that are aimed at helping all students in the class.
Another issue to address is in the process of establishing a multicultural classroom is on language difference. This can be achieved where by the teaching experts will be expected to have a diversified cultural knowledge. This will give students courage and convey respect among the students increasing the potentiality suffering self-esteem. Another to enhance this move is by introducing culture or language belonging to all students in the class in the curriculum will facilitate communication that students belonging to that culture are celebrated. Teaching experts are expected not to use the look of certain students to determine their culture. Textbooks that contain the information of a certain culture should not be used in these classrooms as they might cause havoc among the students. The main aim of this strategy would be to make sure that multicultural classrooms incorporate contents from diversified cultural differences. This is to ensure that all cultures are termed as valuable and magnificent.
Therefore, in order to make sure that there is respect for all cultures in these adult t classrooms there should be plans that are beyond the multicultural moments (Hudson, & Ratliffe, 2010). This evident in the event celebrating the history of a certain culture, the most crucial way of ensuring that multicultural ideas are added in this content is through coming up with a classroom library containing only multicultural literature. This will ensure that multicultural activates are true, ongoing and incorporated in both informal and formal activates. There a number of principles that teaching experts in these environments should employ in the cultural diversity evaluation. The first one is coming up with programs that are multicultural based. Differences among the students should be appreciated. There should be no room for stereotypes, discovering of diversity in the classroom is also noteworthy. Finally, pseudo multiculturalism needs to avoid.
Finally, the organization of the classroom as well as the development of the lesson plans is crucial as it provides comfort among the students irrespective of their cultural background. This is applicable while organizing group discussions in class. It is vital to take note that in the process of creating multicultural classrooms is an increasing priority among the teaching experts. This is in most case inclusive of restructuring evaluation and discipline observation moves. The most salient fact about this is on the inclusion difference as well as opening up these classrooms for communication.
Section III Summary
The plan aims at ensuring that the relationship between the adult students in the multicultural class is enhanced. It is clear that these students are from different cultural background and a small mistake made by the teaching experts in the class may lead into classroom clashes. Therefore, the plan has addressed several ways that will ensure that every student culture is valued.
The plan seeks to address the set objectives on ensuring a full representation of the culture in the curriculum. This is aimed at creating a sense of value among the students anytime they come across their culture presented the curriculum being taught. The pan suggest on the development of multicultural library where every culture will be represented. The teaching experts ensures that they posses a small knowledge on almost all cultures represented in the class by the students (Dalglish, Evans, & Lawson,2011). It is also crucial to note that communication in this class is a sensitive area that requires to be addressed appropriately. The plan also encourages on the class organizations that are beyond the multicultural era. For example celebrating the black culture. This emphasis on having learning materials collected from a vast of cultural backgrounds.
It is clear that multicultural classes bring in students from different cultural backgrounds. There is a need to ensure that the formed group cohesiveness is developed among the group members. This will reduce group clashes. Through the strategies in the plan, it is aspired that the students will accommodate the plan, as they will find everything set. The plan also aims at creating a favorable learning environment. The teaching experts are expected to have knowledge on almost every culture. This will bring a sense of feeling among the students that the teaching experts are from their cultural background.