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September 29, 2015 10:33 AM

Beyond the Classroom: The impact of culture on the classroom

Culture determines, to a great extent, learning and teaching styles

Teachers who lack knowledge about a culture might misinterpret the behavior of a child and inaccurately judge students as poorly behaved or disrespectful

The emphasis on uniformity creates disadvantages for students whose culture has taught them behaviors and beliefs that are different from the norms

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