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  1. Williams, Rhea P. PhD, RN
  2. Calvillo, Evelyn R. DNSc, RN


As student diversity in the classroom increases, it is imperative that faculty use a variety of teaching methods. Although culture generally focuses on ethnicity, diversity can be defined by numerous student characteristics and other factors related to learning. These factors included ethnicity, place of birth, immigration status, age, gender, lifestyle, and educational and career background. The authors address diversity in the classroom, propose a model for viewing diversity, and suggest ways to maximize learning among students from culturally diverse backgrounds.