Diversity refers to our differences. There are many differences among students within one classroom, much more within a school. In this global society, it is not unusual to find a school in which there are as many as 30 different languages spoken and in which there is a vast difference among students in terms of socioeconomic standing. In Chapter 1, I listed an important difference among our students in terms of the ability to obtain the goods and services (resources) necessary for success. For the purposes of this chapter, we will look at the following differences:
- Differences in cultures
- Differences in learning styles or modalities
- Differences among socioeconomic groups in regard to how they view the resources that affect schools
- Differences in ...