Cultural competence means understanding your own culture, other’s culture, and the role of culture in education. Using student’s culture as a basis for learning, communicating high expectations, and reshaping curriculum to reflect student’s diversity leads to better educational outcomes.
NEA offers a cultural competence training program that expands the capacity of educators to serve students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. These trainings deepen participants’ own cultural self-awareness, increase their understanding of the link between cultural self-awareness and cultural competence, identify culturally responsive teaching practices, and share strategies for promoting culturally responsive instruction.
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