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What is Multicultural Classroom

Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms
Classrooms in which students and teachers with diverse backgrounds gather, and hopefully in which those varied backgrounds are equally valued and celebrated.
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Critical Literacy and Genre Pedagogy: Supporting Inclusion, Subverting Bias
Jennifer Duggan (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2722-1.ch014
This chapter helps teachers use genre for effective language learning in the increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse 21st-century language classroom. The chapter provides an overview of the history of the term genre across various academic disciplines and explains why critical knowledge of genres is a key literacy in the 21st century. It discusses current trends of use of genre in the language classroom and gives tips on how to use genre responsibly with multicultural, multiliterate, multilingual students, focusing in particular on the usefulness of critical literacy in linguistically and culturally diverse language classrooms. The chapter also highlights ways in which teachers can use genres to empower minority students—including those belonging to a linguistic minority—and to counteract bias in their classrooms.
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Diversity and Teacher Education: Cultural and Linguistic Competency for Teachers
The type of classroom that embrace diversity and supports the teaching of knowledge based on the advantageous view point that cultural differences and family background could help effective learning for students of diverse backgrounds.
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A Framework for Engaging Language Learners in the Online Constructivist Classrooms
A diverse cohort of students with an array of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, knowledge, and experiences.
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