Group presentation in a Masters Degree level course about equality in education. This slideshow is a summary of Chapter 1 from Closing the Poverty & Culture Gap: Strategies to Reach every Student by Donna Walker Tileston and Sandra K. Darling.
In short, there is a need to view education in terms of an asset-based instruction model where everyone in the classroom, whether virtual or face-to-face, brings assets to the group that can aid in learning.
The classroom environment is one that needs to be culturally sensitive to take advantage of the strengths of its students to achieve desired outcomes.
Therefore, a teacher, instructor, or facilitator needs to build a relationship and rapport with students in a learner-centered approach rather than a force-feeding of facts.