Saturday, November 26, 2011

Should teachers tailor instruction based on students' ethnicity?

Kindergarten students at School 61 sing about class rules. / Alan Petersime / Star 2011 file photo
Some schools in Indiana are providing "cultural competency" training for teachers, intended to promote understanding among students and teachers and capitalize on diversity in the classroom. Some are critical of the concept that students from different backgrounds require different styles of instruction. Others say this strategy is effective because many teachers in urban schools are from different racial and socio-economic backgrounds than their students. The Indianapolis Star

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