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Unformatted text preview: klzxcvbnmqwer tyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbn Creating a Multicultural Plan AED 204 2/27/2011 Elizabeth Carlson Creating a multicultural Plan The United States has been considered a cultural melting pot because of its rich cultural heritage. I t is in our own cultural diversity that we as Americans have established our own unique culture. This nation has been established and built with the blood, sweat, and tears of I rish, Africans, Germans, Polish, I talians, Chinese, Japanese, Hispanics, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Muslims and a great number of other cultures, ethnicities, and faiths. Through our diversity and individuality, this country has built a binding unity of freedom. However, our differences have also created a large number of other issues and problems; some have been resolved and some continue to persist to this day. The city of Rockford, Illinois is no different. This demographic presents a perfect cross-section of the cultural makeup of the United States. With this knowledge, it is safe to assume that the cultural make up of the educational system is similar as well. Rockford has a large population of Eastern-Europeans, Poles, Croats, Albanians, Greeks, Bosnians, Slavs, Czechs, and so on. This population means that there are Catholics, Eastern Orthodox Christians, Muslims, and Greek Orthodox Christians within the area. Furthermore, there is a significant group of Southeast Asians, Vietnamese, Laotians, Cambodians, and Hmong; there is a large Hispanic group, Mexican, Central and South Americans, an African- American population who trace their lineage through the South, and even a group of Middle Easterners from Palestine, I raq, Lebanon, and Israel. Each group is well represented within the local educational system and the level of diversity presents a challenge to the...
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