15 Misconceptions of Multiculturalism

15 Misconceptions of Multiculturalism - Article # 2...

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Article # 2 “15 Misconceptions of Education” This article focuses mainly about the misapprehensions today’s society has about teaching cultured classrooms. It talks about how over the last 20 years, incorporating multicultural themes into school’s curriculum is being acknowledged as a more appropriate way to teach. Although most have good intentions at heart, some teachers may make mistakes in the way they address and cover cultural topics. As it is referred to in the article, people who share the same language can not be recognized as one ethnic group sharing a coincident culture. Historical, racial, and cultural differences need to be taken into account before you can even think to “classify” anyone’s culture. The article also goes into the details of what the actual intent of multicultural education is to have on the child. It is supposed to build strength and value of cultural diversity, teach respect for those who are culturally different, and promote social equality. Despite
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This note was uploaded on 06/17/2008 for the course EDU 201 taught by Professor Iforget during the Fall '07 term at Philadelphia.

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