Provides leadership, training, mentoring, resources, and supports for teachers and others in the larger professional community to promote student development of a personal, balanced, diverse, socio-cultural perspective based on diversity sensitivity and respect for all.
A teacher who promotes *diversity sensitivity views issues from multiple perspectives and understands the meaning of *respect for all. They strive to identify their own personal bias, and they value diversity throughout the school and community. They foster balanced, diverse socio-cultural perspectives in their students based on student understanding of *diversity sensitivity and *respect for all.
Diversity sensitivity involves understanding the unique characteristics of each individual. Some differences among people include race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, age, physical or academic abilities, talents, religion, and cultural backgrounds. Diversity also includes differences in physical characteristics, such as height, eye color, hair color etc. Each person has a very different combination of attributes that form who they are. Diversity sensitivity is the awareness, understanding, and valuing of the uniqueness of each person.
Respect for All
Having esteem for and sense of worth for all people, accepting everyone for who they are, providing courtesy for all people, and showing consideration for others.