Australia is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, and the number of people whose first language is not English is steadily growing.
According to the results of the 2016 Census nearly a quarter (22%) of Australian households use languages other than English to communicate at home.
I cant understand what the teacher is saying. I do not fit in. I feel no one understands me.
How is this being addressed in the classroom?
I know very little about any culture other than my own
Initial Teacher Education 101
What is cultural identity and how do we address diversity?
What are effective teaching strategies?
ATSIL standard 1.3 asks us to address diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds of our students, We aim to provide pre service teachers opportunities that assist them in becoming culturally responsive teachers.
Help us to close the achievement gap. Give our teachers strategies to unlock our potential. Let our diversity be our strength.