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Mariano Marcos State University COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION Laoag City

A Teachers Perspective On Multicultural Classroom

Interviewer: Leader: Rama Grace T. Cabrera Members: Sheena Mae O. Ancheta Karylle Keith L. Bareng Shielah Mae A. Calma Kristine Joy D. Juan

Submitted to: Prof. Vida Antonio

QUESTIONNAIRE ON MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

1. How long have you been teaching or how long did you taught in a multicultural class Teacher Dalangin: I have been teaching in a multicultural school for seven years. 2. How many races did you taught? From what races or ethnic groups are they? Teacher Dalangin: There are two ethnic races within the school. These are Ilocano and Itneg. 3. How did you manage your class according to: a. Seating arrangement Teacher Dalangin: Their ethnic groupings do not have an effect on the seating arrangement because they are arranged according to their height. b. Classroom routines Teacher Dalangin: As for the routines, we start our day with a prayer. Every student is given a chance to lead a prayer, and the prayer piece should be stated in Iloko and Itneg alternately. In this ways, I can diminish the linguistic bias inside the classroom. c. Distribution and collection of instructional materials Teacher Dalangin: Due to insufficient resources, those pupils who are neighbors share books and mostly these neighbors belong to the same ethnic group. Since the school is located in the poblacion area, I never have encountered a problem in collecting instructional materials. d. Discipline in the classroom (academic discipline, behaviors and good manners and right conduct) Teacher Dalangin: Itnegs dominate the school and this is one of the reasons why they are more confident in participating in the discussion and school activities. When there are teachable moments, I do not allow it to go unnoticed. 4. In teaching the subject matter how did you manage the following: a. Grouping of pupils Teacher Dalangin: During discussions, the pupils are distributed equally.

5. Do you use the same type and strategy of instruction to all of them? Teacher Dalangin: Yes of course but I made sure that no single ethnic group was being neglected. I always bear in mind that they are different but I made sure that the instruction Im using complements the needs of my pupils and therefore they receive equal amount of learning.
6. Did you integrate the customs and traditions of their races to what the lesson is all about?

Teacher Dalangin: Yes, there should not be superior or inferior between them and so all of them should be treated equally. 7. Is racial discrimination happened in the school? How did you react to such incidents and what measures have you done to resolve such problems? Teacher Dalangin: We cannot deny the fact that racial discriminations cannot be avoided specially for young ages but I didnt consider it as a problem, in fact it became a challenge on my part. I have taught my learners their uniqueness from other races, considered all their differences, integrated values regarding each group and with these its not only my pupils who are learning, but also me, as a teacher, and as a part of a socially diverse society. 8. How did you motivate them to participate in activities? Teacher Dalangin: By simply encouraging them to mingle with other people for them to build their self-confidence and teamwork. 9. What are your personal motivations for yourself that you were able to overcome such challenges in your teaching career? Teacher Dalangin: Always think positive and God is always in my side to guide me on whatever decisions I will make. 10. What pieces of advice can you give us future teachers for us not to be discourage in accepting such opportunities that we encounter in our future field? Teacher Dalangin: Always believe in yourself and if you were given a chance to teach on a multicultural school you as a teacher should have a diverse understanding about multicultural so that it would not be hard for you to adjust on the needs of your learners. You must also be a role model in the eyes of your learners and have contact on the different racial groups. Interviewee: Mrs. Coralyn T. Dalangin Danglas Central Elementary School