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Taylor Zimmerman

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Taylor Zimmerman

Multicultural education relates to education and instruction designed for the cultures of several different races in an educational system. This approach to teaching and learning is based upon consensus building, respect, and fostering cultural pluralism within racial societies. Multicultural education acknowledges and incorporates positive racial idiosyncrasies into classroom atmospheres.
History of multicultural education:
The multicultural eduacation field as we know today originated in the 1960’s during the time of the civil rights movement. This field of study was the result of assimilating the minority groups into the “melting pot” of the American culture.
Present Day Multicultural Education:
Multicultural education has made its way from
the back burner to being headlines of newspapers
on a daily basis. This issue has worked its way into a politically charged issue and one that is very controversial.
Impact of Multicultural Education:
Multicultural education has an impact on almost
every aspect of a school system. It impacts:
staffing, curriculum, tracking, testing, pedagogy,
disciplinary policies, student involvement, and parent
and community involvement.
In 2005, 11 percent of males ages 16 to 24 were high school dropouts, compared with 8 percent of females.
Although males comprise 51 percent of the population, they make up 58 percent of the dropouts in this age group.
Contrary to belief Caucasians are not the predominate race in high schools today
States near the United States Borders seem to have lower graduation rates
Drop out Rates by States
How does Private Schooling Compare
By Income
“Through this process, the student becomes more than just a warehouse of facts and figures; rather the student becomes a dynamic learner capable of problem-solving and decision-making, critical elements for the evolution of the student.” – Jacon Wyans
Teaches students to be more accepting of other races
Gives greater understanding between individuals in particular class or school
Students can be educated on “level playing field”
Gives better understanding of diverse cultures
Students develop greater understanding of the forces of oppression in our society
Allows students to expand their minds by seeing how other cultures live and
behave- Thus improving their world by observing how other cultures live
Allows for better links between the school, family, and community
Books with multiculturalism themes allow students to open their
eyes to the world around them---To Kill a Mockingbird, The Absolutely
True Diary of A Part-time Indian---
Overall reduction of fear, ignorance, and personal detachment
Takes a lot of planning in order to be effective These things have to be considered when trying to implement multicultural education:
a. the conceptual model driving the program
b. organizational structure
c. domains of study that guide teacher education research
Student/Faculty resistance to the program
Student’s own social identity can be badly influenced
Could increase resentment in students
Can create false sense of other cultures
Could enhance students’ feelings of being atypical
Which decade did Multicultural Education Originate?
Which state has a consistantly low drop out rate?
Where was the interview video filmed?
Vineland, New Jersey
New Jersey
What is one
advantage of multicultural
The Pros and Cons of Multicultural Education- http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1099223/the_pros_and_cons_of_multicultural_pg6.html?cat=4
Kauchak, D. (2008). Introduction to teaching- becoming a professional. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Burnett, G. (1994, June). Varieties of multicultural education: an introduction. eric digest 98. . Retrieved from http://www.ericdigests.org/1995-1/multicultural.htm
For more information on Multicultural Education:
Controversy in Multicultural Education:
Starting in the early 1990s there was a lot of controversy over multicultural education. New York and California were the fore runners in the controversy. In 1994 there was a big problem in the state of Florida.
Levels of Multicultural Education:
Level 1: Monocultural
Level 2: Tolerance
Level 3: Acceptance
Level 4: Respect
Level 5: Affirmation, Solidarity
and Critique
More Citations
Wilson, K. (1995). Multicultural education. Retrieved from http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/papers/keith.html
Interview Video: Vineland High School. Mrs Villar. 30 years physics teacher.
Charts and Statistics:
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