Cultural Background

For children to excel in a classroom, they must be valued there and share in the dialogue of learning. Delpit (1992) encourages the participation of all voices in the classroom. This fosters greater understanding not only of the curricula but of various people and cultures as well. Taylor (1987) offers educators a framework for becoming more insightful observers in multicultural settings:


Excerpted with permission from O. Taylor (1988). Cross-cultural communication: An essential dimension of effective education (pp. 3-4). Washington, DC: Mid-Atlantic Center for Race Equity.
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