We can define cultural competence as an awareness of a student about the cultural identity and their views of uniqueness and being able to build their learning experience based on the varying cultures and community norms of other students. There within group differences are able to be seen clearly through cultural competence in a way in which it can enhance between group tapestry. We can therefore say that culturally responsive learning emanates from a teacher has been able to embrace cultural competence and is able to eloquently pass it to their students in understanding. Culturally responsive learning is able to enable students to get to learn much better by developing most of their social, vehicle and psychological facilities and below are some of the importance is of culturally responsive learning.
Through culturally responsive learning, they can be a reshaping of the curriculum appropriately. Students of different cultures may feel a bit intimidated and left out by many of the existing curriculums. There is a chance through culturally responsive planning to be able to meet the needs of such students by being more culturally sensitive during the lessons. Through cultural sensitivity, many students can be able to have a much better learning process as they would fit within themselves that there is more accepted for who they are and therefore, they will be able to be more emotionally secure to know that they are not outcasts and they can be able to put an extra effort in their academic endeavours.
The quality of education and training can be much improved through learning in the context of culture. It can be an eye-opener for students when they are able to learn beyond what they read in the books but also to relate what is taught in the classrooms together with their diverse backgrounds so that they can be able to control any conclusions and therefore, the whole process can be able to lead to better quality of learning generally.
With culturally responsive learning, the teacher is viewed as an instructor rather than a suppressive authority. The work of the teacher will be more instructional when it comes to culturally responsive learning as students themselves are able to relate with the environment to be able to come up with lessons which they can be able to take home and help them to grasp the academics much better.
Culturally responsive learning can be able to enhance the communications of students and give them high expectations of how they relate with others. The ability of the students to be able to relate to a wide audience that is diverse in culture is a good skill when it comes to communication that they can carry for long time even in their career path.
Culturally responsive education is the right way to go in the modern world that is increasingly becoming aware of the vast differences in terms of race, backgrounds and many more other things.