Chapter 3. Military Culture in the Classroom

Few movements in higher education have been as profound as the incorporation of cultural-diversity techniques and curricula into the classroom. Today’s classrooms are filled with students from diverse backgrounds, and today’s instructors are required to educate these students who vary in culture, language, socioeconomic status, abilities, and other unique characteristics (Gollnick & Chinn, 2002). Although much of the emphasis on cultural competency in the classroom has focused on racial and ethnic minorities, continued expansion to address differences of sexual orientation, religion, and even geographical influences (for instance, rural, inner city) is occurring. Obviously, the cultural-diversity movement ...

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