International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Professional Practice in Diverse U.S Learning Institutions
Dalal Alshammari

Professional practice can be defined as the exposure of students in a practical environment in order to extend skills and knowledge in their particular field of study. There are a number of factors that make higher learning in the U.S. diverse. First, the U.S. community is composed of people from different cultures given the numerous immigrant communities present. Second, higher learning institutions offer scholarships to students from other countries forming the umbrella of international students. Finally, diversity can be looked at in the basis of sexual orientation including gender. With the advent of new laws that allow people of different sexual orientations to express themselves freely, the LGBTs also add to the pool of diversity in higher learning institutions. While the United States community depicts itself as entrenched in an antiquity of equivalent chances, institutionalized systems of discrimination limit the lifetime odds of marginal people in the U.S. (Aguirre & Martinez, 2003). A number of ideas have been put forth to bring out different concepts of professional practice in the area of diversity in U.S. higher learning institutions.

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