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Students often do poorly in school because of a mismatch between the culture of the school and the culture of the home.

  • The match between home and school is not necessarily one that has to argue for a student's success. Children need diversity and an atmosphere where learning can take place.
  • Often the culture at home can affect student achievement.
  • Where knowledge is concerned, the culture of the school, teacher or student, should not matter!
  • At best, this statement is unintentionally arrogant. Students do well or poorly for a wide variety of reasons.
  • False. School is not designed to mirror the home, and vice versa. However, both must incorporate many of the same functions such as safety, caring, learning, and exploration.
  • Students must adapt to the environmental differences.
  • It is important that the school recognize the culture of the home and provide avenues to make the child comfortable in the school culture. (Don't negate child's past experiences, but draw upon them to bring about changed perspective/motivation.)
  • To some degree, there is a mismatch between the culture of the school and home, but there could be other varying factors.
  • True to a certain extent. The differences between expectations( of home and school) might be more "true."
  • Sometimes----"value system more often than entire "culture."
  • Kids do well or not for many reasons. Cultural differences can be a factor-- but it is not the only reason for a person's success or failure in an academic setting. Kids are necessarily required to be inter- and intra-cultural in our modern-global-system of idea/money/exchange.
  • In some cases, many students of different cultures of the school work harder for understanding for they realize the differences and try to overcome them by better preparation.
  • Sometimes there is clash of the two cultures. This is perhaps one of the reasons why students perform poorly. It's almost impossible to change the culture of the home, therefore the culture of the school must be altered.
  • The discipline and the structure are most times different. Some students have great adjustments to make, others have less. Some students have difficulty adjusting according to their biological needs and processing skills.
    Summaru of Second Responses
  • Diversity of culture in a classroom setting can have a positive effect on the classroom and learning experience.
  • Culture is unity between home, school and work.
  • many students of diverse cultures have excelled in school.
  • Can a school alter its program to meet the needs of individuals or cultural groups?
  • Cultures should have ways of interpreting and communicating for understanding.
    Group Responses
  • We should not attempt to correlate one's cultural existence with one's capacity to learn. There is no culture that deemphasizes the education of its citizenry.
  • In some school settings, there is such a large amount of diverse cultures that it becomes difficult for the teaching staff to address the learning styles of the different cultures as well as the individual students. There are some cases where students do not do well because of that mismatch and other occasions where students do well. (p) prepared by Randal, Olivia, Yvette