As a human being, I would like to acknowledge that each and every person is affiliated to certain culture. Once one is born in a society, one automatically inherits the cultural practices of the people within that locality. In this regard, educational programs should always be designed to cater for cultural diversities. Meaning, all learners should be taught without showing any disregard to their culture. If it is done, education would be made democratic and important for promoting equality to all regardless of their background (Levinson & Ember, 1996).
During my time as a student, I got an opportunity to interact with learners from different backgrounds. Being that my school and classroom was composed of the native whites, foreigners and the Asian, Latin American and African immigrants, learning was quite interesting. However, this did not bar me from knowing much about my people’s culture. Since our teachers were conscious about our differences, they took all the necessary initiatives to make us be identified with our respective cultural traditions. I believe that my teachers did a great job towards my holistic development. By recognizing and affirming my culture, they were preparing me for life in my society. In fact, it has made me be so successful both in my academic, professional and day to day life.
As an educationist, I am aware that educational environments are always composed of people from different cultural backgrounds. Since each and every learner should be treated as an individual, I have been taking it upon myself to ensure that I acknowledge their diversities. In my capacity as an instructor, I do promote equality amongst all my learners. None of these students should be discriminated upon based on their culture. In my class, I always ensure that each and every learner’s culture is safeguarded and not looked down upon (Nieto & Bode, 2012).
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