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Cultural Competence - Diverse Population

The Moore-Thomas, Day-Vines article explores cultural competence as it relates to effective collaboration and interactions as well as an understanding of the political structures and socio-cultural realities of African American students, families, and their communities. Describe the specific models, strategies, and recommendations for educators to work effectively with students with diverse social differences (i.e. economic, ethnic, cultural, family, geographic region, ect). What steps can you take to be a culturally competent educator as you plan on working with specific groups, school, family and community members?

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First and foremost, there exist no ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL specific models and strategies for educators who effectively develop good teaching methods for diverse student populations. Attempting to put a specific model or strategy would go against the idea of diversity because each diverse population should be addressed based upon its needs and culture. Therefore, the first step to developing a model or strategy is researching as much as possible about the diverse students' populations within the classroom. This entails understanding the ...

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Discusses diverse social differences.