Posted on 03/24/2014 at 08:08 AM by Global Reach
A culturally competent school is generally defined as one that honors, respects, and values diversity in theory and in practice and where teaching and learning are made relevant and meaningful to students of various cultures. In A More Perfect Union: Building an Education System that Embraces All Children, the National Association of State Boards of Education (2002) discusses culturally competent schools. The report describes the nation’s growing diversity among schoolchildren, the challenges and opportunities this diversity presents, and the need to teach all students to high standards while providing a common set of core values. The report urges state policymakers to counter intolerance and inequity in their education systems through culturally competent practices.
How does your school make learning relevant and meaningful to students of various cultures?