Teachers & Cultural Diversity

Teachers overwhelmingly acknowledge the importance of diversity, and feel competent to address the diverse learning styles, abilities, and cultures of their learners. Adult educators typically feel more comfortable in the following four aspects of culturally inclusive teaching in classrooms:

  • Incorporating aspects of learners’ cultures and languages into instruction;
  • Modifying learning environments to accommodate the needs of special populations;
  • Implementing  instructional practices that address the needs of learners with diverse learning abilities and differences; and
  • Providing instruction to learners with diverse levels of cognitive and academic proficiencies.

Theresa Vadala