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Unformatted text preview: Multicultural Education Multicultural Education Your Name University Course Instructor Date 1 Multicultural Education Multicultural Education Multicultural education can mean different things to different people. Some people define it as an educational reform movement (Clark, 2003). Some define it as policies and practices that show respect for cultural diversity. Despite the different definitions of multicultural education, overall understanding is the same. It helps students develop a positive self-concept by providing knowledge about the histories, cultures, and contributions of diverse groups (Miller, 1999). It prepares all students to work actively toward structural equality in organizations and institutions. Multicultural education is needed in schools today because of social realities in society, the influence of culture and ethnicity on human growth and development, and the conditions of effective teaching and learning. Staff members must be multiculturally literate and capable of including and embracing families and communities to create an environment that is supportive of multiple perspectives, experiences, and democracy. Multicultural education requires comprehensive school reform as multicultural education must pervade all aspects of the school community and organization (Clark, 2003). With a classroom of 21 second school community and organization (Clark, 2003)....
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2009 for the course COM 220 AAPSY-012 taught by Professor Danstone during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '09