If the culture of the student is not utilized, one could become disengaged and subsequently may not be motivated to learn leading to loss of identity, poor self-esteem, which could lead to poor achievement, lower retention rates, higher absenteeism, and an increase in school drop out rates (Castagno & Brayboy, 2008).
The first practical goal is to develop pedagogical approaches and teaching strategies that are based on Vygotsky's socio-cultural theory of learning and educational philosophy to address the needs of culturally diverse students. The second practical goal is to develop a culturally responsive curriculum that is culturally sensitive to diverse students.
Vygotsky's developmental socio-cultural theory addresses the relationship between socialization and cognitive achievement of diverse students. ...
Vygotsky's developmental socio-cultural theory addresses the understanding of how learning takes place through student cultural environments. This could have implications for educators who want to make a difference in diverse students' learning, achievement, and persistence in staying in school. This solution discusses this further.