The Cross-Cultural Classroom

The New York Times online recently published a great article about the cross-cultural classroom.  Check it out here.

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3 Responses to The Cross-Cultural Classroom

  1. Karen says:

    What a refreshing article! Learning is not just about reading, math, science and social studies but learning about each other. Going beyond the tip of the iceberg and looking deeper into a student’s cultural background, beliefs and values. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jeannie says:

    Our school had a school-wide multicultural fair yearly with booths in the school gym. Each booth was decorated and had a theme and materials and/or foods prepared by families, or teachers, or individuals, or classes. There were also dance instructors to teach the dance steps from various cultures. Large worldwide maps were hung. Some brought artwork or instruments. This fair went a long way to include all, who were then exposed to the great pride and exciting differences of our multi-generational heritages, cultural backgrounds and current practices, and celebrate individuals from near and far.

  3. Liz says:

    A gifted teacher like this shows us what is really important in education. If we all had experiences like this at school, the world might be a very different place.

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