What is the opposite of deficit model?

So here’s a radical assertion: When assessing and teaching children, the time has more than come for education to embrace the whole child. This approach calls for schools and educators to curtail the deficit model and replace it with the abundance model. Let’s take a look at the abundance model.

What is deficit thinking education?

‘Deficit thinking’ refers to the notion that students (particularly those of low income, racial/ethnic minority background) fail in school because such students and their families have internal defects (deficits) that thwart the learning process (for example, limited educability, unmotivated; inadequate family support) …

How do I change my deficit thinking?

Reframing Deficit Thinking: How to Change Perceptions for the…

  1. Objectively scrutinize and describe in observable, specific terms what behaviors or performances you find concerning.
  2. Identify when the behaviors or inferior performances happen.
  3. Investigate where the issues arise.

What is culturally responsive teaching?

Culturally responsive teaching (CRT) is a research-based approach to teaching. It connects students’ cultures, languages, and life experiences with what they learn in school. These connections help students access rigorous curriculum and develop higher-level academic skills. Our brains are wired to make connections.

What is a deficit framework?

A perspective which attributes failures such as lack of achievement, learning, or success in gaining employment to a personal lack of effort or deficiency in the individual, rather than to failures or limitations of the education and training system or to prevalent socio‐economic trends.

How does deficit thinking impact teaching and learning?

Deficit thinking limits student outcomes. Deficit thinking causes educators to lower their expectations based on what their students and schools lack, which leads to lower outcomes.

What are the four areas of culturally responsive teaching?

The framework contains the four practice areas of culturally responsive teaching— awareness, learning partnerships, information processing, and community building—that are interdependent.

How does deficit manifest in schools?

Again, deficit thinking blames students for their shortcomings and can lead to educators believing that such shortcomings are incapable of being changed or supported at school. Thus, the problematic nature of these root causes lies in the way they are framed.

What are deficit perspectives?

Definition. A cultural deficit perspective is comprised of two parts: (a) the attribution of an individual’s achievement to cultural factors alone, without regard to individual characteristics; and, (b) the attribution of failure to a cultural group.

What frameworks can we make use of in coming up with culturally responsive instruction?

A Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching

  • Motivation Is Inseparable from Culture.
  • Locked in Mid-Century.
  • Changing Consciousness About Motivation.
  • An Intrinsic Motivational Framework.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching.
  • Norms, Procedures, and Structures.
  • A Holistic Approach.

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