Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.
Tag Archives: Cultural Competence
Source: http://quschoolofeducation.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/been-in-a-saloon-lately/ Been in a Saloon Lately? By: Dr. William Howe, Adjunct Professor of Education WOMEN AND PEOPLE COLOR OFTEN BEAR THE BURDEN OF HAVING TO SPEND A LIFETIME MAKING OTHERS FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THEM. Those of us who grew up in the 60s probably remember spending hours watching Westerns on television. A common scene is a […]
SAGE and Dr. William A. Howe, author of Becoming a Multicultural Educator, will be hosting a free Education Webinar on March 15th at 12:00 PM PST//3:00 PM EST on “Teaching Students What They Really Need to Know: Using Multicultural Education to Prepare Students to Be Competitive in a Global Workplace.” For more information and to […]
Different cultural expectations can place business students in uncomfortable situations. By learning to “switch” behaviors, they can adapt more successfully to another country’s value system while staying true to their own. http://people.brandeis.edu/~molinsky/documents/32-37%20F-Switching%20Cultural%20Codes.pdf
Sharing skin color with their principal makes life better for many American teachers, according to a major new study from the University of Missouri. The report, which surveyed more than 37,000 teachers and principals from 7,200 schools across the country, found that black teachers who work for a black principal are generally happier with their […]
Cultural Differences? Or, are we really that different? Gregorio Billikopf University of California ——————————————————————————– To all who took the proxemics survey (between December 2007 and June 2009) a warm thank you! We are in the process of analyzing the data. Also, the best copy of this paper on cultural differences may be found as a […]
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/harvard-study-says-poverty-doesn-t-explain-away-214057461.html America’s child poverty problem does not entirely explain away its students’ relatively low math scores, says a report from Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance. Researchers analyzed scores from the International Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) test, which is given in 65 countries. In 2009, about 32 percent of American students scored […]