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TEACHER AS AN AGENT OF

CULTURAL FRIENDLY IN THE


COMMUNITY NATIONAL & GLOBAL
By: Chiew Fung Ling
Chung Yee Pei
Norfarahin binti Merzuki
Wendy Ngu Woei Jiuan
 Cultural friendly programme
 Collaborative programmes with Parent
Teacher Association
 Smart partnership with government and
private agencies

 Characteristics of cultural friendly


teachers
- Personal
- Professional
- Behavioural Practice

 Role of teacher as cultural friendly agent


CULTURAL FRIENDLY PROGRAMME
COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMMES WITH
PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION
 Registration Day for Year 1 or Form 1 students
 Sports day

 Goal setting day

 Meeting day (PIBG)

 Rewards day
SMART PARTNERSHIP WITH GOVERNMENT
AND PRIVATE AGENCIES

 SchoolNet
 GSB Technology Learning in School

 K-Perak E-learning Cluster No 1 (KPEC)

 Cyberkids Camp

 Value Add Microsoft (MBMMBI)

 Project e-learning for Life 2 Syarikat Apple


CHARACTERISTICS OF CULTURAL
FRIENDLY TEACHERS

 Personal
- helps students understand that individuals’
experiences, values, and perspectives influence
how they construct knowledge in any field or
discipline.
- Get to know your students by having them write
mini autobiographies
- be careful about the comments made during class
lectures, discussions, recitation sessions
- Use the same grading standards for all students
- Use examples from a variety of cultural reference
points.
CHARACTERISTICS OF CULTURAL
FRIENDLY TEACHERS
 Professional
- uses a wide variety of instructional strategies that are
connected to different learning styles

- approaches individual growth as an active,


cooperative, and social process intended to develop
strong skills, academic knowledge, habits of inquiry,
and critical curiosity about society, power, inequality,
and change

- guides students in understanding that no single


version of “truth” is total and permanent by making
authentic knowledge about different ethnic groups
accessible to all
ROLE OF TEACHER AS CULTURAL
FRIENDLY AGENT

 Know the diverse racial, ethnic, socio-economic


and cultural backgrounds of their students and
embed this knowledge throughout the curriculum
to foster higher levels of students learning

 Create learning opportunities that are rich in


meaning and high in relevance

 Construct curriculum that causes students to


explore, understand and act on the critical
themes of culture and power
ROLE OF TEACHER AS CULTURAL
FRIENDLY AGENT

 Attempts to understand the students based on


their individual circumstances rather than make
assumptions about their particular behaviours or
performances based on their cultural
backgrounds

 Understand their students’ experiences and


adjust their understanding and perspectives of
their students accordingly
ROLE OF TEACHER AS CULTURAL FRIENDLY
AGENT

 Teachers often used culture as a lens, but also


recognized the value of understanding student
interests, previous background knowledge, family
structures, and socioeconomic levels in relating to
and working with their CLD students