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Multiculturalism

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Transcript of Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism
What is Multicultural Education?
Growth of student Subcultures
Approaches to Multicultural Education
It is a systematic and comprehensive response to cultural and ethnic diversity, with educational, linguistic, economic and social components and institutional mechanisms.
It is a policy that emphasizes the unique characteristics of different cultures, especially as they relate to one another in receiving nations.
Demographic-descriptive
existence of linguistically, culturally and ethnically diverse segments in the population of a society or state.
Ideological-normative
generates the greatest level of debate since it constitutes a slogan and basis for political action.
Programmatic-political
specific policies developed to respond
and managed ethnic diversity.
It is an emerging discipline whose aim is to create equal educational opportunities from diverse racial, ethnic, social class and cultural groups.
GOALS OF MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
Help students develop more positive attitudes toward different racial, ethnic, cultural and
Transform the school so that exceptional students, students from diverse cultural,social class, racial and ethnic groups experience an equal opportunity to learn.
Help students to acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to function effectively in pluralistic democratic society.
LEVEL
Contributions
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Additive
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Transformation
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Social Action
Heroes, holidays and food become a special focus on a particular day, recognizing the contributions of various groups.
Special units and topics about various groups are added to but do not fundamentally alter, the curriculum.
Curriculum is changed so that students see the world from the different perspective of various groups.
Students make decisions about their world and become directly involved in social actions.
Content Integration
Teachers use examples and content from a variety of cultures and groups.
Knowledge Construction Process
Teachers help students to understand, investigate and determine biases, perspectives influence the ways knowledge is constructed within it.
Prejudice Reduction
Describes lessons and activities used by teachers to help students to develop positive attitudes toward different racial, ethnic and cultural groups.
Equity Pedagogy
Teachers modify their teachings in ways that will facilitate the academic achievement of students from diverse racial, cultural and social class groups.
Empowering School Culture and Social Structure
Culture and organization of the school are transformed in ways that enable students from racial, ethnic and gender groups experience equality and equal status.
Dimensions of Multicultural education
refers to cultural patterns that set apart some segment of a society's population. It can based on age, ethnicity, residence, sexual preference and occupation.
Functions of Subcultures
Permitting Specialized Activity
Identity in Mass Society
Cultural Adaptation and Change
What is Culturally-Responsive Teaching?
To work effectively with students from different cultures, teachers must understand those cultures.
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