Educational Psychology: Chapter 4
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Encompasses the behaviors and belief systems that characterize a long-standing social group.
A group of individuals with a common culture.
Examples of Cultural And Ethnic Diversity
1. Language and Dialect
2. Talkativeness and Verbal Assertiveness
3. Eye Contact
4. Personal Space
5. Responding to Questions
6. Public vs Private Performance
7. Views About Teasing
8. Cooperation Versus Competition
9. Family Relations and Expectations
How to Create a Culturally Inclusive Classroom
1. Come to grips with your own cultural lens
2. Educate yourself about your students' cultural background.
3. Be sensitive to the culture shock that recent immigrants may be experiencing.
1. Physical Activity and Motor Skills- Girls can sit for longer periods of time; after puberty boys have a better built.
2. Cognitive and Academic Abilities- Boys & girls perform similarly on tests.
3. Experience with Technology- Boys seem to spend more time playing video that interfere with their reading/writing development but enhance their visual-spatial ability.
4. Motivation in Academics- Girls are more concerned with getting better grades.
5. Sense of Self- Boys appear to have more confidence, especially once puberty hits.
Students at Risk
Those with high probability of failing to acquire the minimum academic skills necessary to achieve in the adult world.
Supporting Students At Risk
1. Identify early
2. Create a warm, supportive school and classroom atmosphere.
3. Make long-term, systematic efforts to engage students in the academic curriculum.
4. Encourage and facilitate identification with school.