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 8: Adapting to Diversity Through Advocacy and Universal Design for Learning
Adapting to Diversity Through Advocacy and Universal Design for Learning
Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?”
Expedience asks the question, “Is it political?”
Vanity asks the question, “Is it popular?”
But conscience asks the question, “Is it right?”
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular,
but it must be made because conscience says that it is right!
What thoughts, feeling, or emotions do you experience as you read this Martin Luther King Jr. quote? What might be some reasons to begin this chapter on adapting to diversity through advocacy and universal design with this quote? What is the right work for you?
Adapting to ...