Cultural Identity & Representation
What is "diversity sensitive" pedagogy?
The word identity describes those characteristics, specific to human beings, that make a person unique, and an unmistakable individual. Identity may consist of both objectively recognizable features and, also of the subjective feelings one may have towards them. Identity develops through experiences in relationships with other people in one's respective social and cultural environment. Identity might be a fluid concept in our experience in a modern world.
Uncertainties in one's identity can complicate a child's natural development. Cultural diversity is the result of countless responses from families to the daily challenges of living a decent life. Children construct their cultural or ethnic identity and their way of being in the world first through experiences in their families, then in expanding environments such as in one's neighbourhood, kindergarten, place of worship, and in the media.