Create inclusive educational environments that benefit ALL learners! As schools become more diverse with students of differing abilities and needs, this self-reflective and action-oriented guide helps you create and support more inclusive schools and classrooms that intentionally educate all students. Using the Five Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency as a roadmap, this book presents: • Students’ learning differences as just that – differences rather than deficits • Strategies that show you how to break though the common barriers to culturally proficient and inclusive schooling • Assessments that gauge your awareness and show you how to best serve every student’s needs
Chapter 3: Barriers to Culturally Proficient Inclusive Education
Barriers to Culturally Proficient Inclusive Education
The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.
Often obstacles get in the way of plans for establishing Culturally Proficient Inclusive Classrooms and Schools. This quote attributed to the famous theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein, highlights how challenging it can be to step out of our comfort zone and tackle serious problems and challenges. What was your reaction when you first read the quote? In what ways might you and your co-learners confront the Barriers illustrated by these words within the quote? What opportunities might evolve from this perceived Barrier?
Identifying the Barriers
On your journey toward Culturally Proficient ...