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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Mono-Cultural Practices In Multicultural Science Classroom

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Lav Dev Bhatta



Key words: marginalized, multicultural, mainstreaming, inclusion, relevant, responsive, tribes



Abstract: this article is about classroom practices at primary level from multicultural perspective. The main purpose of this study was to assess classroom practices in terms of multicultural perspective .Gram Sewa Higher Secondary School was the field for the study. Class observation guidelines, questionnaire, and interview guidelines were the research tools for the collection of information. Altogether twenty five classes were observed, interview with teachers, students and guardians and questionnaire filling from teachers and students were conducted. The findings indicated that The physical environment of classroom (seating chart and classroom decoration) and psychological environment of classroom( language of instruction, teachers understanding, planning, teaching methods, learning aids, motivation, assignment system, assessment system and extracurricular activities) were based on melting pot approach. Most of the teachers teaching practices were neither culturally relevant nor culturally responsive. The performance of marginalized group students was lower than main streaming. There is need of reformation to address classroom diversity and make it culturally responsive.



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