Mono-Cultural Practices In Multicultural Science ClassroomJournal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.2, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2013-05-25
Authors : Lav Dev Bhatta;
Page : 233-241
Keywords : Key words marginalized; multicultural; mainstreaming; inclusion; relevant; responsive; tribes;
Abstract this article is about classroom practices at primary level from multicultural perspective. The main purpose of this study was to assess classroom practices in terms of multicultural perspective .Gram Sewa Higher Secondary School was the field for the study. Class observation guidelines questionnaire and interview guidelines were the research tools for the collection of information. Altogether twenty five classes were observed interview with teachers students and guardians and questionnaire filling from teachers and students were conducted. The findings indicated that The physical environment of classroom seating chart and classroom decoration and psychological environment of classroom language of instruction teachers understanding planning teaching methods learning aids motivation assignment system assessment system and extracurricular activities were based on melting pot approach. Most of the teachers teaching practices were neither culturally relevant nor culturally responsive. The performance of marginalized group students was lower than main streaming. There is need of reformation to address classroom diversity and make it culturally responsive.
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