Posted on 09/25/2015 at 10:09 AM by Liz Determan

Recently I read something that reaffirmed we need to do a better job of being aware of our limitations when it comes to cultural awareness.  The article stated:

 

“Some students may have very different cultural perceptions in the classroom as far as learning a second language is concerned. Cultural differences in communication styles and preferences are also significant. For example, a study looked at Chinese ESL students and British teachers and found that the Chinese learners did not see classroom discussion and interaction as important but placed a heavy emphasis on teacher-directed lectures.”

 

Are we prepared to address cultural awareness in our classrooms?  If not, what do we need to do to become more aware?  Better prepared?

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