How Culture Shapes Learning

By J.J Zarrillo

Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall

A great deal of research has been conducted on the different styles of learning, communication, and participation of minority students. For example, studies have been conducted with African Americans, Native Hawaiians, Mexican Americans, the larger Hispanic community, and Native Americans. These studies indicate that there are differences in the way children of different cultural groups communicatel, earn, and interact. Our goal as teachers should be to create a “cultural congruence” between our classroom and the homes of our students.

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