Teaching challenges New faculty members will face a number of challenges as they begin their role as an academic.Each institution, college, department and classroom may face a unique combination of challenges, but they fall into some general categories.
When interviewing, it is helpful to ask about teaching resources that are of importance to your style of teaching.To be effective in multicultural classrooms, teachers must relate teaching content to the cultural backgrounds of their students.According to the research, teaching that ignores student norms of behavior and communication provokes student resistance, while teaching that is responsive prompts student involvement (Olneck 1995).In my multicultural competencies course for graduate students, I used to start the course by asking my students a simple question. A multicultural competency checklist for counseling and training programs. “Is there a difference between a culturally competent counselor/psychologist and just a generally good counselor/psychologist? Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 23, 11-20.