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Multicultural education PPT

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Shazia Ajani

on 25 February 2013

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MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION Solutions?? Multiculturalism
... Promotes the:
of different countries Gives equal respect to the various cultures in a society 1988 Pierre Elliot Trudeau
The Canadian
Multiculturalism Act CULTURE can include MANY facets such as:
language, religion, cuisine,
social habits, music and arts Passed
down from one generation to another Multiculturalism as a Myth On going process
Sensitivity training
New policies
Content Integration
Knowledge Construction
Prejudice reduction
Equity pedagogy Challenges
of a
Multicultural Education Direction vs Goals
Lack of training or preparation
Social structure of schools
Dichotomizing culture Criticisms
Multicultural Education Multicultural education is anti-white, anti-western and anti-male
Multicultural education weakens the curriculum
Multicultural education is not needed, Canada is already multicultural
Students are sent to school to learn skills not about others
Multicultural education focuses too much on differences Put emphasis on moral and ethical knowledge
Handicrafts, literacy, and the acquisition of knowledge
Hands on education
Education to develop and prepare individuals for society
Believed that education should be an act of learning
In which one develops an understanding for culture and freedom
Believed schools should be the agent of change Visual teaching is important
Effective learning is done through vernacular (direct language)
Advocated three important aspects of education which were:
Intellectual education
Moral education
Religious education Great Philosophers & Thinkers of Education: Multicultural Perspective GANDHI
(October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948)
Indian Philosopher PAULO FRIERE
(Sept 19th, 1921 - May 2nd, 1997)
Brazilian Philosopher Jan Amos Comenius
(March 28, 1592 – November 15, 1670) Different schools and curriculum, different outlook
Different schools based on race, magnifies issue
Role of teacher to integrate culture and promote change
The knowledge transmitted in the school system is abstract and impersonal Collectivist Perspective: Students work independently; helping others may be cheating
Students engage in discussion and argument to learn to think critically
Property belongs to individuals, and others must ask to borrow it
Teacher manages the school environment indirectly and encourages student self -control
Parents are integral to child's academic progress and participate actively Education Systems for Different Cultures: Individualist Perspective: Students work with peers and provide assistance when needed
Students are quiet and respectful in class in order to learn more efficiently
Property is communal
Teacher is the primary authority, but peers guide each other's behavior
Parents yield to teacher's expertise to provide academic instruction and guidance These differences can cause inaccurate judgment by educator

Need understanding of histories and ideologies and cultural patterns and beliefs of groups

Need to become more sensitive and aware of obvious and subtle incidents of prejudice, bias, or intolerance Multicultural Education in connection to Charter of Rights and Freedoms Article 15: EQUALITY BEFORE AND UNDER LAW AND EQUAL PROTECTION AND BENEFIT OF LAW
Article 16: OFFICIAL LANGUAGES OF CANADA / Official languages of New Brunswick / Advancement of status and use
Article 29: RIGHTS RESPECTING CERTAIN SCHOOLS PRESERVED Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982): Universal Declaration
Human Rights (1948): Article 7; Equality clause
Article 15; Nationality clause
Article 26; Right to Education clause Connections:
The United Nations Declaration
on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
and Multicultural Education: Importance of self-determination for all

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the UDHR not always implemented Social and Political Implications
Multicultural Education Requires admitting historical wrongs
Requires that power structures are disrupted
Requires re-programming of knowledge consumption
Requires the erasure of notions of normalcy Multicultural Education...

is a human rights document established to ensure “for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world” (Hanson).

Many are skeptical of Canada’s commitment to Indigenous people’s rights The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP): Thank you Shazia Ajani, Akilah Headley, Nathali Bortei,
Mponda Kalunga, Gire Jonathan
Different communities
Living together but separate
Isolation of neighborhoods
Smaller versions of home countries
Not interacting or communicating Bathurst and Manor neighbourhood has the fifth highest population density of jewish people in the country.

Corso Italia- one of the largest italian populace outside Italy is it Toronto

Greek Town- in Toronto is sited the largest Greek community in North America, located at Danforth Ave and Broadview.

Little India- located at Gerrard St E and Greenwood Ave

Chinatown Examples Multicultural education is an education that aims "to help all children develop identities that will give them a positive slelf-concept, and make them critical and transformative citizens in democratic multicultural societies.

- (Davidman and Davidman, 2000)"
(Gosh, p.76, 2004) Multicultural Education
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