Dealing with Cultural Diversity in the Classroom

Focus Group:   Primary School Teachers

Culture is a strong part of all South African’s lives. It influences our views, values,   humour, hopes, loyalties, and worries and fears. SoSchool Kids when you are teaching learners and building relationships with them, it helps to have some perspective and understanding of their cultures. As we explore culture, it’s important to remember how much we have in common but at the same time, we can’t pretend that our cultures and differences don’t matter. We can’t gloss over differences and pretend they don’t exist, wishing that we could be alike. And we can’t pretend that people (teachers, parents and learners) that discriminate, don’t exist.

This course looks at how the educator can manage cultural diversity in the classroom that is not only beneficial on a personal level but that enhances the learning experience.

  • Culture and the impact in  the classroom
  • The benefits of having a diverse staff
  • Diversity and employee personal growth
  • Gender and the family:  the impact in the classroom

 Facilitator:    Simon Banda (associate of FTC)

Date: Monday, 4 November 2013

Time:   15:15-17:15

Venue:   Golden Grove Primary School

 Workshop fee: NAPTOSA members:  R120 / Non-members:  R150

 Closing date for bookings:  28 October 2013

(Use form herewith.  Proof of payment must accompany booking form.)

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