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Presumptions on sociocultural backgrounds

How much influence do you think parents' and professionals' presumptions play in their ability to support the development of children form all socio-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and how does that directly relate to modifying classroom curricula and teacher-student interactions?

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Sadly, I still see strong and biased influences that teachers bring to the classroom and their cultural presumptions in their ability to support the development of children from all sociocultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For example, I once had a Vietnamese boy who was placed into my honors class. After a few weeks, he was severely failing my Pre AP English class. When I looked at his reading scores and past literacy records, he was below grade level and required remediation, not advanced classes. When I asked another teacher why she recommended him for my class, she actually admitted that it was because he was Asian! I ...

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Examples of biased influences that teachers bring to the classroom and their cultural presumptions about children from all socicocultural and socioeconomic backgrounds are integrated using personal examples and also references.

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