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The knowledge, values, attitudes, and traditions that guide the behavior of a group of people and allow them to solve the problems of living in their environment
Relative standing in the society based on income, power, background and prestige
Group values and beliefs about refusing to adopt the behaviors and attitudes of the majority culture
A special group of immigrants who also relocate voluntarily, but who are fleeing their home country because it is not safe
A metaphor for the absorption and assimilation of immigrants into the mainstream of society so that ethnic differences vanish
Cultural deficit model
A model that explains the school achievement problems of ethnic minority students by assuming that their culture is inadequate and does not prepare them to succeed in school
A group of people who have been socially disadvantaged, not always a minority in actual numbers
The extra emotional and cognitive burden that your performance in an academic situation might confirm a stereotype that others hold about you
Successful switching between cultures in language, dialect, or nonverbal behaviors to fit the situation
English as a Second Language
(ESL) Designation for programs and classes to teach English to students who are not native speakers of English
Culturally relevant pedagogy
Excellent teaching for students of color that includes academic success, developing and maintaining cultural competence, and developing a critical consciousness to challenge the status quo
The ability to adapt successfully in spite of difficult circumstances and threats to development
The study of the formal and informal rules for how, when, about what, to whom and how long to speak in conversations within cultural groups
The rules for when and how to use language to be an effective communicator in a particular culture
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