Dealing with Difference: Building Culturally Responsive Classrooms

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dc.contributor.author Burridge, N
dc.contributor.author Buchanan, JD
dc.contributor.author Chodkiewicz, AK
dc.contributor.editor Jakubowicz a
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:56:08Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Jo..., 2009, 1 (3), pp. 68 - 83
dc.identifier.issn 1837-5391
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10413
dc.description.abstract Australia continues to develop as a multicultural society with levels of immigration increasing significantly in recent years. The current financial turmoil, continuing threats from terrorism and environmental concerns, have all intensified the challenges of dealing with difference in our society. In response, schools continue to face the challenges of the impact of a range of different cultures, languages and religions among their student and school communities. How effectively schools deal with difference and how well they are supported in their endeavours to build culturally responsive classrooms is a perennial issue for policy makers, teachers and teacher educators. A major challenge for teachers in particular, is to at a minimum, understand cultural differences as they manifest in their particular school settings. Also to draw on approaches that support student learning in culturally appropriate ways so to assist them to better realise their full potential. In this paper we will consider cultural diversity in the context of current school policies, and highlight a number of frameworks for addressing cultural diversity in the classroom. We draw on the findings from a recent qualitative study of representations of cultural diversity in a number of Sydney schools to discuss the need for greater resource and policy support for progressive and innovative teaching approaches that will support the development of inclusive communities.
dc.publisher UTS Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
dc.title Dealing with Difference: Building Culturally Responsive Classrooms
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Jo...
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 68 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 83 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1608 Sociology
dc.personcode 011185
dc.personcode 010726
dc.personcode 974833
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Sociology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity 20080930 en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Florence, Italy
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
dc.description.keywords Visual tracking distracter distance metric similarity propagation
dc.description.keywords NA
dc.description.keywords NA
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change


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