The impact of teachers exploring students' culture

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Title

The impact of teachers exploring students' culture

Description

MS Ed: Teaching Literacy

Abstract

Cultural gaps and assumptions exist all over the United States. When teachers are unaware of their students' diverse needs and traditions, a special connection between the student and teacher is not developed. Student-teacher connections within the classroom
are essential for learning. The purpose of this qualitative study is to show how teachers can explore students' cultures and how such exploration impacts student behavior and learning in the classroom. Participants included four American female teachers from a
Public School in Brooklyn, New York who met for ten weeks to research and better understand the Urdu culture. They explored the Urdu culture in novels, autobiographies, and parent interviews. Findings indicated that the more the participants explored the culture and implemented new changes in the classroom accordingly, the better the Urdu students reacted, creating a student-teacher connection. Among the culture in the kindergarten classrooms, many Urdu children who were once shy or behaved unacceptably, transformed into children eager to participate in learning.

Creator

Townson, Samantha

Date Accepted

2015

Rights

U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this work. It is provided by Wagner College for scholarly or research purposes only. Commercial use or distribution is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder.

Is Part Of

Wagner College Electronic Thesis Collection

Format

application/pdf

Extent

45 pages

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

Ed_2015_Townson_Impact

Citation

Townson, Samantha, “The impact of teachers exploring students' culture,” Wagner College Digital Collections, accessed September 25, 2021, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/17463.