Standard E: Understand and Respect Others'
A student should understand and respect the perspectives of others in order
to communicate effectively.
Rationale: Diversity of peoples, languages, and
cultures is an Alaskan hallmark and demands respect, understanding,
and appreciation among its residents. Tolerance and empathy
must be taught. Successful communication among Alaskans,
in the many languages they speak, promotes harmony, permits
progress, and enables diverse issues to be resolved.
A student who meets this standard should be able to:
- use information and literature, both oral and written,
of many types and cultures to understand self and others;
- evaluate content from the speaker's or author's point
- recognize bias in all forms of communication; and
- recognize the communication styles of different cultures
and their possible effects on others.