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It might be looked at as being a culture shock to be plunged into a bilingual Gary Fortune the author of A Cultural Plunge wrote about his experience about being exposed to second grade in a bilingual classroom at La Jolla Elementary School in San Diego California This article being about a bilingual classroom in the United States pertains to the subject of diversity in education I plan to apply the concepts of functions that every school uses educational differences and the aspects of multicultural education in the United States According to Communication Between Cultures in every culture schools serve the functions of helping to form the individual which means that schools influence the way a person thinks and behaves as a result of what they learn and how they learn it schools are looked at as being a means of passing a cultures history and traditions to the next generation and schools also have the function of teaching the informal knowledge of a culture According to the article the classroom was formatted pretty much the same way an American classroom would be but just in a different language Most cultures have the same format of teaching but educational differences in how the content is taught and what specifically a culture emphasizes All cultures tend to emphasize their historical and scientific accomplishments and minimize the accomplishments of other cultures according to Communication Between Cultures The combination of population and immigration increases has greatly affected the education system in the United States In most classrooms many learning styles are considered multicultural education and teaching styles and language diversity are discussed According to the article language diversity was the biggest problem because the teacher could barely speak his language so Gary had an extremely hard time adjusting to life in a bilingual classroom According to
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