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Opening the Culture Door: Valuing Diversity

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1.  What is culture?
  1. Values
  2. Expected behaviors
  3. Language
  4. All of the above
2.  Which of the following is NOT an example of a cultural element?
  1. Child rearing practices
  2. Books
  3. Rules of etiquette
  4. Family structure
3.  Which of the following is something that changes culture?
  1. Reading a book
  2. Families spending time only with people of their culture
  3. Listening to a speech
  4. Children's experiences in schools and communities
4.  Which of the following is a key characteristic of implicit bias?
  1. Not everyone has them
  2. They cannot be changed
  3. They are malleable and can be gradually unlearned
  4. Always align with our declared beliefs
5.  Which group below is included in low context cultures?
  1. European Americans
  2. Hispanic Americans
  3. Native Americans
  4. African Americans
6.  What do US schools and childcare centers typically value?
  1. Context
  2. Interdependence
  3. Focusing on the big picture
  4. Functioning independently
7.  When there is cultural dissonance, what might a child feel?
  1. Happy and excited
  2. Welcomed and a part of the group
  3. Incompetent and confused
  4. Accepted and respected
8.  Which of the following is true about children from minority cultures?
  1. They get more attention from their educators
  2. They are disciplined more severely
  3. They are praised more frequently
  4. They are called on more frequently
9.  What can you do to become a culturally responsive teacher?
  1. Select activities that honor each child's culture and life experience
  2. Have different expectations for each child
  3. Ignore various cultures in the children and families
  4. Teach all children the same
10.  Which of the following is NOT something you can do to make your classroom more culturally responsive?
  1. Research the heroes and accomplishments of children’s cultures
  2. Buy fruits, vegetables, and canned goods at ethnic markets and add the empties to the dramatic play area
  3. Have only books and posters with one culture represented
  4. Make use of the colors that represent the countries the children come from in your displays