How do Global Educators Manage the Clash of Cultures?

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New CMRubinWorld article probes leading experts in education for practical advice on how to deal with divisive societal differences in a classroom setting.

In the new age of globalization changes in immigration patterns are dramatically impacting our global communities and our classrooms, which are continually becoming more diverse and multicultural. So what are educators to do about the rapid increase in diversity? The award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, published by CMRubinWorld, asked expert educators from around the world: How do you help students accept and work well with people of different beliefs, cultures, languages, socio-economic statuses, education backgrounds, and learning styles? 

Dana Narvaisa in Latvia recommends three fundamental elements to foster acceptance and collaboration, namely: “ensuring a diverse environment (and leading by example), working with both sides of conflict, and inventing your own celebrations and feasts.”

“If tolerance is to be sustainable and cooperation meaningful,” writes Miriam Mason-Sesay in Sierra Leone, “it has to be based on how much we have in common as members of the human family, rather than emphasizing our differences.”

Adam Steiner, technology integration expert in Massachusetts, believes a school’s strength is often derived from its diversity and that “technology can play a key role.”

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The Top Global Teacher Bloggers are pioneers and innovators in fields such as technology integration, mathematics coaching, special needs education, science instruction, and gender equity. They have founded schools, written curricula, and led classrooms in 13 different countries that stretch across every populated continent on earth. These teachers empower and enrich the lives of young people from nearly every background imaginable. They offer a range of insights from years of innovating teaching practice across numerous cultures.

The Top Global Teacher Bloggers is a monthly series where educators across the global offer experienced yet unique takes on today’s most important topics. CMRubinWorld utilizes the platform to propagate the voices of the most indispensable people of our learning institutions, teachers.

CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a celebrated trailblazer in the renaissance of the 21st century, and occupies a special place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced over 500 interviews and articles discussing an expansive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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