Is Diversity A Special Responsibility For Advocate For And Seek Out Social Justice?

1094 Words May 1st, 2016 5 Pages
Diversity is a gift that must be appreciated not only in our communities but also in our schools. Unfortunately, diversity is something that is often not appreciated in U.S. society and in many cases, in U.S. schools. Although I still have much to learn, after my clinical experiences at Loyola I will commit myself to educating my diverse students by supplying them with the support and resources they need to succeed in school. As a future teacher, it is my goal to furnish students, especially English Learners (ELs), with a quality education in which they are applauded and valued for their diversity.
To begin, an educator has a special responsibility to advocate for and seek out social justice. Of course, social justice can be interpreted in a variety of ways, yet it requires that one supports and stands in solidarity with the marginalized, the oppressed, and the poor. There are many groups that could fit into these categories today, such as the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community, migrants, people from low-income backgrounds, women, and many others. While it is unreasonable to expect an educator to personally commit themselves to serving all of these communities, I believe each educator should represent a certain group that they feel passionate about or connected to. This way, educators would have the energy and dedication to serve a group of students and their families that they deeply care about. Furthermore, their efforts would not be stretched thin amongst…

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