Developing curricula that reflect understanding of the student’s culture and the problems, needs and strengths of their communities
Knowledge of the students' culture is part of all effective teaching; sensitivity to the students' culture is especially important when addressing real life issues that reflect community and family problems. The nature of the students' culture provides challenges as well as opportunities in designing and presenting real life issue curricula. For example:
There is a substantial literature on U. S. cultures by race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexual orientation. Effective Curriculum Infusion of Real Life Issue requires culturally informed and sensitive curricula and teaching.