One of the implications of this line of research is that college faculty needs to promote positive teacher attitude toward children from different culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
. Changing teachers' attitudes and expectations is imperative to the design and implementation of effective culturally responsive instruction (Gay, 2000).
The target population was all teachers of students with visual impairments and O&M specialists who were providing services to students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. To obtain the most comprehensive sample possible, the participants were recruited in several ways.
Part 2 contained a brief definition of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (those from nondominant cultural, linguistic, or racial and ethnic groups) and 23 questions that focused on educational practices and educational needs related to teaching students with visual impairments who are from these backgrounds.
On the items related to working with families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the highest percentage of participants agreed of strongly agreed with the need for training in strategies to work collaboratively with the families (97%), procedures to ensure that communication between schools and families is accessible (93%), and effective communication with families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
In the Likert items related to the training needs that may be part of a methods course, the participants agreed of strongly agreed with the need for strategies to enhance cross-cultural communication with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (96%), effective teaching techniques (86%), modifications to the curriculum (87%), and methods of helping students from these backgrounds gain access to their communities (92%).
Extensive field experiences in areas where the number of students who are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds is higher (such as urban areas and inner-city schools) could provide teachers in training with a strong foundation in multicultural education as they began their teaching careers.
The print and web-based resources target four groups with a high risk of suffering from diabetes older Australians, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
, pregnant women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Status of Women Minister Gail Gago said the State Government has introduced a Women s Introductory Leadership Skills Course to complement the existing Women s Leadership Course for women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
. This promises to be a fantastic course aimed at women from multicultural backgrounds who want to kick-start their careers, helping them to develop the right mixture of knowledge, skills and attitudes to take on leadership roles, Ms Gago said.
The Coalition Government recognises Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services essential work throughout the local area, supporting residents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
to build meaningful social networks and participate actively within their local communities, Mr Kotsiras said.
The Victorian Government recognises the Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council s outstanding service over many years, supporting residents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
, including young people and the elderly, to overcome social isolation and engage with their communities in Ballarat and surrounding areas, Mr Kotsiras said.
Shepparton s Gallery Kaiela, which will bring together established Indigenous artists, a local football club and women from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
to use footballs to create original art pieces; and
Another $70,000 will go to Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre to help women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
in the eastern and southern metropolitan regions to access education.