By Sweta Singh
Many of the top 10 schools in Gurgaon lay emphasis on cultural diversity. Students from different strata of cultures mingle together to form great heterogeneous groups, giving opportunities to all to explore their understanding and tolerance of the differences. Giving impetus to this are the teachers from different cultures. With their diverse backgrounds, they can serve as positive role models for inspiring understanding, empathy, and compassion. They also provide windows of opportunity for validation when students see teachers from similar cultural backgrounds.
More than the teachers themselves being from different cultures, possessing an understanding and appreciation of diversity ensures greater cultural tolerance in a classroom. Inclusiveness is an important value for the top schools of Gurgaon, and to deliver this promise they hire teachers with diverse backgrounds.
Similar experiences, cultural practices, beliefs, and cuisines make the students feel more connected to the teacher in general and consequently they are more engaged and motivated to learn. The secular curriculum in India is only more relevant and relatable if teachers demonstrate integrity. In addition to curriculum support, teacher diversity challenges stereotypes and biases that students may encounter or possess.
The diverse perspectives and experiences of the teachers are catalysts for critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities among students. Moreover, the diversified group of teachers can adapt their teaching strategies more flexibly to meet the needs of diverse students, which consequently enhances student engagement and comprehension, leading to improved academic outcomes.
What is a world without an open heart and mind? At Vega Schools, inclusivity and respect are directly dealt with by onboarding teachers from varied cultural backgrounds, which further nurtures a conducive environment for learning and growth. Ultimately, the learners are the biggest beneficiaries.