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Diversity of Education in Schools

Diversity of Education in Schools. Anne Ali Gayle Gordon Taina Hyvren Rachelle Pitts. Diversity in Education in Schools. 694,000 of them 46,000 – believe it is Opportunity vs. Problems Educators, researchers, administrators Description of diversity education Mr. Rogers - Theory.

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Diversity of Education in Schools

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  1. Diversity of Educationin Schools Anne Ali Gayle Gordon Taina Hyvren Rachelle Pitts

  2. Diversity in Education in Schools • 694,000 of them • 46,000 – believe it is Opportunity vs. Problems • Educators, researchers, administrators • Description of diversity education • Mr. Rogers - Theory (Gay 2004, Gay 2003, Gay 2000)

  3. Definitions Culturally Relevant, Culturally Responsive Education [CRRE] Cultural referents Pedagogy Learning styles Grounded deficit orientations (Gay 2003, LeMoine 2007)

  4. CULTURAL AWARENESS IS … • Awareness of other cultures • Early childhood settings - an asset

  5. Literature Review • Two Components a. Research of successful programsb. Motivation used for educators, parents, and students to participate • Most notable Studies and Theories CRRE • Geneva Gay and others Geneva Gay (Gay 2003)

  6. Conceptual Framework • Minorities separate but equal • Required multicultural course for teachers • Administrators should promote curriculum awareness • Understand how learners construct knowledge • Explore life outside classroom (Villegas & Lucas 2007)

  7. Importance of Racial Tolerance • Diverse environment • Demographics (Britannica Encyclopedia, 2007)

  8. Attempts to Establish Diversity • Mandated busing • Racial diversity (Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition)

  9. Historical Perspective • Plessy vs. Ferguson • Doll Test • Additional test conclusive re: segregation Justice Thurgood Marshall (Library of Congress, 2004, Street Law and the Supreme Court Historical Society 2007)

  10. Purpose • Primary goals for collection of data • Is Culturally relevant teaching beneficial? • HOW it relates • Our Research:a. Benefits in training and curriculum developmentb. How to implement training and curriculum developmentc. Integrated schools vs. Culturally Relevant pedagogy Core Curriculum classics vs. culturally relevant literature (Straw, 2003)

  11. Cultural Sexual Pref/ Race Status Age Educ Eco/ religion Problem Statement • Diversity and cultural identity • Community (Johnson & Johnson 1999)

  12. Methodology • Approach • Data collection • Instrument Sampling (Team “C” Research Survey 2007)

  13. Community Assessment • 80% of the teachers are typically Caucasian female • Teaching children with dissimilar backgrounds from their own • Lack of training versus race (National Educational Association Study 2004)

  14. Limitations & Delimitations • Challenges • Scheduled Appointments • Reclaimed 52% of the surveys distributed

  15. Culturally Relevant Education • Academic English Mastery Program [AEMP] • AEMP students • AEMP goal (LeMoine 2007)

  16. Observation of Culturally Relevant Classroom Culturally Responsive Educators • Believeeach child can learn • Teach students their ideas are important • Use personal and relevant examples • Assist parents/family in their learning • Promote respect for uniqueness • Take responsibility for student growth (Adapted from Irvine & Armento 2001)

  17. Culturally Relevant Classroom Poetry (Culturally Relevant Writing - Poetry Project, 2003)

  18. Programs • Character Counts • Curriculum (Josephson Institute 2007)

  19. Project Programs • Conflict Resolution • Peer mediators

  20. Educational Programs • History of No Child Left Behind • English Learners • Reauthorizations of No Child Left Behind (NCLB 2007)

  21. No Child Left Behind • All children have education to succeed in 21st Century. • High-quality early childhood education / Child Care • Parental/family involvement • Mentoring programs • Access to quality healthcare for children • Smaller classes to improve teaching and learning conditions • Assures that all Students will reach high standards • During 2005 – 2006, Students taught by highly-qualified teachers. • 77% of teachers were compliant • By 2013 – 2014, Student reading proficiency at end of 3rd grade. • Limited–English proficient students become proficient in English. (LAUSD Accountability Report Card 2005/2006)

  22. English Learners • Over 694,000 students attend district schools • More than 40% do not speak English as their native language. • Teach content alone • Not knowing how to instruct English Learners

  23. Reauthorizations • High-quality early childhood education • Parental/family involvement • Mentoring programs • Access to quality healthcare for children • Additional funding to attract and retain quality teachers • Resources to improve teaching and learning conditions

  24. Evaluation • 82% polled believe diversity education is beneficial • 55% surveyed witnessed racial epithets • Respondents believe:a. Diversity in staff should be maintainedb. Arts in lesson plans should be utilizedc. Professional development should be provided d. Festivals should be planned (Team “C” Research Survey 2007)

  25. Conclusion • Historical Culturally Relevant education • Landscape of the world • Lessons learned from Interviews and Classroom observation • Student achievement and enthusiasm • 3, 2, 1

  26. “I Believe . . .” Anne, Gayle, Taina Rachelle,

  27. References Britannica Encyclopedia, 2007 Culturally Relevant Pedagogy - Poetry Project, 2003 Gay, Geneva 2004, Gay 2003, Gay 2000. Culturally Responsive Teaching Irvine & Armento, 2001. Basic Beliefs of a Culturally Responsive Educator Johnson & Johnson 1999 Josephson Institute 2007 LAUSD Accountability Report Card 2005/2006 LeMoine, Noma 2007. AEMP - Closing the Achievement Gap Library of Congress, 2004, Court Historical Society, 2007 National Educational Association Study 2004 No Child Left Behind (NCLB 2007) Straw, Deborah 2003. An Era of Change Team “C” Research Survey 2007 Villegas & Lucas 2007

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