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Chapter 3 Learner Diversity: Differences in Today’s Students Chapter 4 Changes in American Society: Their Influences on Today’s Schools

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Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, Second Edition, by Donald Kauchak and Paul Eggen Published by Prentice-Hall/Merrill. Copyright © 2005 by Pearson Education, Inc.

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Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, Second Edition, by Donald Kauchak and Paul Eggen Published by Prentice-Hall/Merrill. Copyright © 2005 by Pearson Education, Inc.

Learner Diversity
Differences in Today’s Students
T
eachers begin their careers expecting to find classrooms like the ones they experienced when they were students. In some ways
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These eating patterns are habits of the culture. (Gollnick & Chinn, 1986, pp. 6–7) • ● •

Culture influences people’s responses to other basic needs, such as the need for shelter and clothing, and it influences school success through the attitudes, values, and ways of viewing the world embedded in it.

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Figure 3.2

Changes in School-Age Population, 2000–2020

Percentage of children ages 5-17

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

64.8 59.5 55.6

15.3 14.8 4.1 1

20 14.1 5.4 .9

22.9 14.2 6.3 1

2000 White, non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic

2010 Hispanic

2020 Black, non-Hispanic

American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut, non-Hispanic

Source: U.S. Bureau of Census (1998b).

Increasing Understanding 3.1
What ethnic group or groups do you belong to? How is your heritage evidenced in the foods you eat, the holidays you celebrate, and the language spoken in your community? To answer the Increasing Understanding questions online and receive immediate feedback, go to the Companion Website at www. prenhall.com/kauchak, then to this chapter’s Increasing Understanding module. Type in your response, and then study the feedback.

An important part of culture is a person’s ethnic background. Ethnicity

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