Freedom writers diversity

These are all characteristics of the Marginal Identity level. Wednesday, 24 October Freedom Writers When I was finishing high school our class read the book Freedom Writers, I fell in love with this book the first time I read it.

Stages of cultural awareness Storti, Unconscious competence spontaneous sensitivity No longer have to think about what you are doing in order to be culturally sensitive in a culture you know well ; culturally appropriate behaviour comes naturally; you can trust your intuition because it has been reconditioned by what you know about cross-cultural interactions Conscious competence deliberate sensitivity Know there are cultural differences, and what some of them are; try to modify your own behaviour to be sensitive to differences; Have to make a conscious effort; know you can figure out what to do if you can remain objective Conscious incompetence troubling ignorance Realize there are cultural differences; unsure of what the differences are and how numerous or deep they may be.

So when this change is changing for the better we should celebrate it. She uses a very strength based approach with her students, she focused on the positive not the negative of her students lives.

How is Erin's approach similar to that of a Child and Youth Worker. The other techniques I think I would use is her Toast for Change. These factors are fundamental to the characters in the film.

‘Freedom Writers’ and the Economics of Race and Gender

Unsure of your intuition. Also, on average, whites earn more income than other minority groups. The one student stands up to say she is a hero and I love her answer, it makes me cry every time. University of Texas Press. This being a true movie really makes it sink in. It also shows in a positive way, that through understanding, empathy and positive action, even the most deep-seated and institutionalised intolerance can be repaired and improved, leading to stronger self and group identity.

A similar disparity exists among the genders, where males are favored for both positions of high office and in the incomes they earn. One of the first methods that Erin deploys to bring a sense of community in her classroom is devising a game that enables the students to learn more about each other.

Various forms of non-verbal communication were adopted: Our teacher outlined some questions to get our minds thinking and I think they fit well with what we are learning so I am going to use them in my blog.

Introducing the journals to the student was a great way for the students to release the things they hide inside. What moves the story forward are a a racially motivated shoot-out involving members of the class and b the interception by Erin of a racially-loaded drawing in the classroom board.

Wednesday, 24 October Freedom Writers When I was finishing high school our class read the book Freedom Writers, I fell in love with this book the first time I read it. Barna, quoted in Bennett, So when this change is changing for the better we should celebrate it.

This movie really gives you an idea of what it really is like out there. In the movie Freedom Writers, the classroom under the charge of Erin Gruwell is a representative collage of these realities. The journals gave the students the opportunity to talk about their struggle for survival.

Nothing works until she confiscates an ugly racial cartoon that one student has drawn of an African American in the class. Embedded within it are themes of economics, especially that applying to race and gender.

Erin begins to talk about the Holocaust and how their were pictures in the newspaper, on buildings, of Jewish people being displayed as ugly, scary people with big noses. Erin is focused on her students positive changes, and goals in their lives. On a broader note, the Holocaust itself can be seen as the result of an economics of race.

What was the most powerful part of the film. Erin grabs the picture and is very offended by the depiction, she confronts the class right away and asks them what is this.

Since the class is largely comprised of minority students, their lower socio-economic background meant that they cannot buy stationary supplies with their own money. She is actively experiencing acculturation and is having difficulties with the new culture.

‘Freedom Writers’ and the Economics of Race and Gender

It is obvious that each group, and possibly each individual, has preconceptions and differing levels of inter-cultural awareness. A picture is sent around the classroom. I also believe keeping a journal is good for everyone. It can help you set your thoughts straight, our get those thoughts you can't share with someone out so you are not holding it in.

What moves the story forward are a a racially motivated shoot-out involving members of the class and b the interception by Erin of a racially-loaded drawing in the classroom board.

Leaders are those of higher status. To gain further information from her students, Erin issues them with a diary, in which she encourages them to record their daily thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Erin is always a big advocate for her students, pushing the school for books, getting two jobs in order to buy the books the students need, and advocating for them when the school tried to split the class up.

According to Storti. Freedom Writers is a film released inwritten and directed by Richard LaGravenese, and is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary () by The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell.

Diversity: highlighting similarity, not difference

The film tells the real-life story of novice teacher, Erin Gruwell, a white, educated female, who is given the task of teaching first year students at Woodrow. The Freedom Writers Methodology. During Freedom Writer Teachers Institutes, participants are trained to implement the Freedom Writers Methodology which is a proven teaching technique and curriculum designed to improve student engagement and help educators create classroom cultures that celebrate diversity and promote acceptance.

This week in my Cultural Issues and Diversity class we watched the movie "Freedom Writers". I had never seen this movie before, and I found it very interesting because of the content relating to privilege and culture. The story is about a high school that is very separated because of gang violence.

Freedom Writers: Truly no child left behind By Joanne Laurier 27 January Freedom Writers written and directed by Richard LaGravenese, based on the book, The Freedom Writers Diary, by The. Also, on average, whites earn more income than other minority groups.

A similar disparity exists among the genders, where males are favored for both positions of high office and in the incomes they earn.

In the movie Freedom Writers, the classroom under the charge of Erin Gruwell is. One of the important themes of Freedom Writers is that teaching and learning do not take place in a vacuum. Rather, the classroom is a microcosm of the larger society where a host of social, historical, political and economic factors converge in the classroom and directly impinge on the education process.

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