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ERIC Number: EJ1071972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Finding Other Truths
Xiong, Pang Hlub
Multicultural Perspectives, v17 n3 p155-156 2015
In this article, the author notes that much too often, students' deficits become the primary narrative for them and educators forget to see the many promises that these students hold. They begin to confine their potential and seek to make them fit the mold of their presumptions. Teachers take an unspoken vow to be their champions, their coach, and cheerleader, for better or for worse. The reality is that many students do not realize that they are at a disadvantage, whether it's economically, culturally, or academically. Educators must use their position of power and take the opportunity to help students frame their situation into a positive experience. Deficits are easy to find, especially when plates are full and teachers are stretched thin between too many students. It is imperative that they find reasons to believe in all of their students and continue to hold them to high standards. Instead of students' circumstances, it should be their potential that is used to measure success.
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Language: English
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