ERIC Number: ED435147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Behaviors and Strategies for Teaching Culturally Diverse Students. ERIC/OSEP Digest E584.
This digest reviews behaviors and instructional strategies that enable teachers to build stronger teaching/learning relationships with students from culturally diverse backgrounds. Strategies include: (1) appreciate and accommodate the similarities and differences among the students' cultures; (2) build relationships with students; (3) focus on the ways students learn, and observe students to identify their task orientations; (4) teach students to match their behaviors to the setting; (5) use a variety of instructional strategies and learning activities; (6) consider students' cultures and language skills when developing learning objectives and instructional activities; (7) incorporate objectives for affective and personal development; (8) communicate expectations; (9) provide rationales; (10) use advance- and post-organizers; (11) provide frequent reviews of the content learned; (12) facilitate independence in thinking and action; (13) promote student on-task behavior; (14) monitor students' academic progress during lessons and independent work; (15) provide frequent feedback; and (16) require students to master one task before going on to the next. (CR)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Student Needs, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.