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How to Increase Student Engagement Through Cultural Diversity

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Boyatzis (1998) conducted a descriptive study to investigate the implementation of discussions and a collaborative project designed to demonstrate how culture plays an important role in child development and elementary and secondary education. In two class periods, students read journal articles comparing math achievement of American and Asian students. They individually wrote an analysis of the cultural differences using Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model and discussed (in groups) the cultural differences. Then, they formed heterogeneous groups to write a collaborative essay. In the final collaborative project, group members first generated a list of reasons for cultural differences in math performance and then generated five proposals to improve U.S. math performance. 


Boyatzis, C. J. (1998). A collaborative assignment on the role of culture in child development and education. Teaching of Psychology, 25, 195-198.


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