Teaching to diversity : teaching students who have culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Tangen, Donna J. (2008) Teaching to diversity : teaching students who have culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In Millwater, Jan & Beutel, Denise A. (Eds.) Transitioning to the Real World of Education. Pearson Education Australia, Australia, pp. 35-49.
This chapter will examine variables for new teachers to consider in relation to teaching students who have culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In essence everyone has a cultural and linguistic background; however, in today’s schools there is a growing diversity of student backgrounds that are different to that of a perceived “traditional,” monolingual, mono-cultural background of mainstream Australia. Today we find a new Australia that celebrates the diversity of its multiculturalism. Thirty years ago most Australian would not be dining out on Thai cuisine or drinking café latte; today these are in the mainstream. Thirty years ago most people would not have chosen to leave Australia to go on holidays; today many do. Australian society is changing along with the global trend of human movement that brings to our shores a meeting of a range of cultures and languages. These changes are reflected in the classroom.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Constructivism, Diversity, English as an Additional Language (EAL), Inclusion, Sociocultural Theory|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Pearson Education Australia|
|Deposited On:||02 Feb 2009 01:55|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2013 08:18|
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