This publication takes a critical look at the relationships among human development, culture, cognition, and language through a multicultural lens. It invites professional developers, teacher educators, and teachers to examine their beliefs, perceptions, behaviors, and educational practices with respect to diversity in education.
Volume I: Human Development, Culture, and Cognition ( 1870KB )
How are human development and culture related? What do we know about how to work successfully with families from non-dominant cultural groups? This volume of The Teacher's Guide to Diversity broaches these questions and more. We show how human development is not only a function of biological, neurological, and cognitive growth, but it is also a process mediated by and situated in social and cultural contexts.
Volume II: Language ( 1950KB )
What is language proficiency? How does it interact with culture, human development, learning, and schooling? How can assessments eliminate bias based on language? Language is an extremely complex sociocultural and cognitive phenomenon that bears investigation by teachers beyond the ways that is usually presented in language arts courses. In this volume, we ground our understanding of language in culture and cultural context.
Presenter's Manual ( 1630KB )
This brief manual is designed to serve as a companion to the two professional development volumes. Its purpose is to support the presenter in preparing for and conducting classes or workshops. The manual contains activities and suggested homework assignments, organized by the volume with which they are associated.
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