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Diversity Bill Hatch, M.A., J.D., NC DPI Adapted from Debra Osborn NCDA Career Developments Spring 2012 Bill Hatch, M.A., J.D., NC DPI Adapted from Debra Osborn NCDA Career Developments Spring 2012
Recognizing Diversity and the Student’s Needs
The reality is that we live in a more diverse world, which will keep changing, and we need to be prepared to meet the individual uniqueness of our students.
Stretch your understanding of diversity Differences may include: –age, chronic illness, cognitive ability, criminal records, disability, education, education of parents, ethnicity, family status, gender, graphic location, home life, language, literacy, mental health, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status Get to know the student and integrate that understanding into strategies for instruction.
Reflect on your own biases, stereotypes, and assumptions Each of us has been shaped by their own life experiences –How does this affect the way we view others? –What can we do?
Listen to your students’ stories Take time to understand your students’ self/school/community/world view. How will that impact their school/career concerns? Ensure that you don’t impose your own biases and beliefs.
Recognize possible systemic barriers to school and workplace Be aware of potential issues that may arise in course or future job.
Take a “hope-centered” approach Research shows that optimism was the single best predictor of both career success and job satisfaction. Fostering optimism and building hope for the future. Not False hope or optimism, not unrealistic or unattainable projections for future. Engage in esteem-building focus on strengths.