McKeachie (2006). Ch 13 – Teaching Culturally Diverse Students.

McKeachie, W. J., & Svinicki, M. D. (2006). McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers (12th ed.). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.

“Responding to the individual student may be the most important way to improve your instruction.” (p 151)

“… acculturation …” (p 152)

“… gain a perspective that avoids the deficit model, the view that inadequate performance from an ethnic person automatically means the student is academically deficient, unmotivated, uninterested, or poorly prepared.” (p 152)

[is the author confusing culture with ethnicity? – oki] (p 153)

“… value of humility … modesty …” (p 154)

“… distrusting the motives or intentions of others …” (p 154)

“Concern about insulting the teacher … restructure the situation so that the student’s reply is collaborative rather than critical. … you can help me …” (p 155-156)

“… quickly move to other students’ replies to obtain a group viewpoint.” (p 156)

“… trust …” (p 156)

“… supportive …” (p 157)

“… encouragement and a positive attitude will go a long way to building bridges.” (p 157)

Circularity vs. Linearity

“… preliterate … storytelling …” (p 158)

“… respectful attitude …” (p 158)

“… defensiveness … keeps the student from being personally evaluated.” (p 158)

“Develop your own version of nonlinearity.” (p 158)

Cultural Differences in Motivation

“… collectivistic orientation …” (p 159)

“The Imposter [sic] Syndrome” (p 161)

“The First-Generation Condition” (p 161)

“… lack of familiarity …” (p 161)

“Acculturation Anxiety” (p 162)

“… denigration from his or her own cultural group.” (p 163)

“… recognize that ‘white privilege’ also exists but goes unexamined.” (p 166)

“… lack key information about the school environment …” (p 166)

“Choose Appropriate Nonverbal Behaviors [sic]” (p 169)

“Conversational pauses.” (p 169)

“Personal space.” (p 169)

“Take time to chat.” (p 170)

“… encouraging and positive …” (p 170)

“… identify their strengths …” (p 170)

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