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ERIC Number: EJ872489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
Improving Schooling for Cultural Minorities: The Right Teaching Styles Can Make a Big Difference
Morgan, Hani
Educational Horizons, v88 n2 p114-120 Win 2010
Many minority groups in the United States tend to struggle in school. One reason minority students are likely to encounter more problems in schools than mainstream students involves incomplete knowledge of minority students' learning and communication styles. Authors such as Banks (2006) and Pewewardy (2008) emphasize that minority students differ in the ways they learn and communicate. Those differences result partly from what a given culture considers appropriate or normal. In particular, child-rearing practices often differ from culture to culture. This article discusses how various cultures' communication styles and learning patterns can lead to conflicts and low academic achievement. The article also offers guidelines to avoid practices that can intensify the problems of educating students from cultural minority groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States