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STEPS REQUIRED FOR A MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION TO BE EFFECTIVE According to J.A. Banks there are steps required for a multicultural classroom to be effective. They are the following: A multicultural education policy statement sanctions and supports diversity. The staff has positive attitudes and expectations toward diverse students. The school staff reflects ethnic and cultural diversity. The curriculum is transformational and action-focused. Parent participation provides a cultural context for teaching and a link with student personal/cultural knowledge. Teaching strategies are constructivist, personalized, empowering, and participatory. Teaching materials present diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural perspectives on events, concepts, and issues. Each program component is monitored on a continuing basis. A policy statement is a formal document outlining the ways an organization intends on conducting affairs and how the organization will act in specific circumstances. A school districts policy statement allows multicultural education in the classroom. Through programs that are created to allow equal opportunities for everyone. The goal of the policy statement is to provide the students with an equal opportunity to learn. Also to communicate with parents and the public on how important a multicultural education is to the school district (Banks, 1999). The staff must maintain positive attitudes and expectation toward diverse students. Teachers
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