Impact of Culture on Education
of students from different cultural backgrounds. Various cultures
promote and instill different values and beliefs in people. As such,
some of the principles in a community may contradict the values in
another culture. However, in other cases, the cultures may abide by
similar principles. Essentially, this notion affects the interaction
of students with each other and their teachers. In some cases, the
students feel intimidated due to their cultural beliefs, while others
abandon their values. Furthermore, the interaction with their
teachers also reflects on their academic performance. Mostly,
academic performance does not rely on only the curriculum, but also
on the co-curriculum activities undertaken. Arguably, institutions
need to accommodate different cultural beliefs.
Parents Role in
Institutions rely on
the collaboration of the community and parents to achieve better
performance. Therefore, the community should be supportive of the
institution to develop the students. In some cases, however, the
community and parents do not appreciate the role played by the
institution. For instance, in the story Everyday Use, Alice Walker
states that the school was closed. As a result, the community at that
time did not have the opportunity to learn. Furthermore, parents were
never concerned with the role of providing education to their
culture promotes the need for people to receive knowledge in school.
Parents encourage the students to learn as they continually monitor
their progress. Therefore, the students appreciate the role of
acquiring education, exemplary performing exemplary in their studies.
Arguably, communities and parents need to cultivate a positive
cultural belief towards education to their children for better
Educators need to
appreciate diversity. Mostly, the educators present their ideas from
their personal cultural perspective. Essentially, the teacher’s
cultural principles may contradict the values of a student’s
culture. Therefore, the student may feel inferior or intimidated by
the teacher’s ideas. As such, this experience reflects in the
the story, Maggie cannot express herself to people effectively. In
particular, she does not maintain proper eye contact with people.
Notably, Maggie did not have the opportunity to interact with
students to improve her communication capabilities. Furthermore, if
Maggie attended school with such traits, educators could disapprove
of her character. U.S. culture promotes respect towards other
ideologies, increasing interaction between the teachers and students.
Additionally, this notion has ensured that people can freely interact
with other students and teachers to earn knowledge.
promote different approaches to acquiring knowledge. Therefore, this
notion affects the ability of the student to understand concepts
taught in class. Maggie has acquired a skill that enables her to
quilt. Dee has attended school but did not possess the skill to
quilt. Furthermore, Maggie did not attend school but can remembered
important information. Even though she did not attend school, she
possesses important skills. Therefore, people need to appreciate the
different learning perceptions.
promotes knowledge acquired through research and practice.
Essentially, the proper environment for such task is attending school
and earning certifications. Mostly, the culture does not promote
acquiring knowledge through apprenticeship. As such, people lack the
necessary life skills needed later in life. Therefore, the community
should promote other knowledge acquisition methods.
significantly affects the education sector. Communities promote or
discourage education of their members through the cultural values.
Therefore, the role of the parent in education is vital in the
support framework for the student. Furthermore, the performance of
the student relies on the educators. They express their knowledge
from their cultural perception. Moreover, different learning
perceptions promoted by cultural backgrounds affect student’s
learning. Therefore, the education sector should encourage different
cultural ideologies that promote learning, and education should
ensure the appreciation of cultural diversity.