Multicultural Education Research Paper

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What is Multicultural education? Multicultural education brings the thoughts and ideas of ever student together in one class room, no matter what their believes are or where they come from. Yet in most schools there are not always equal education opportunities, some of which benefit a certain race or sex and or while other can bring them down. On page three paragraph two it talks about how school judge or deal with students based on their race or sex. For example, boys will be discipline for than girls even though the behavior might not differ. Yet that’s just the begging, a more serious one is that African American students are more likely to be more disciplined and suspended more than other students. Which is complete crazy to me and how …show more content…
Society has made these categories based on how someone acts and how they should act in society. A good example is sexual orientation, which a Christian will view this subject a lot different than someone who may not be very religious. Yet that is one of many things a student might be judged or looked over in a class room or in the whole school. On page nineteen it talks about the schools being a Social System and this is one way to implement Multicultural Education. The Social System consist of content integration, knowledge of construction, equality pedagogy, prejudice reduction, and empowering school culture. All of which need to be integrated or else it doesn’t work. Yet most student and teachers already come from a diverse society, which is a good stepping stone to be able to talk about the hard subjects in school. In the end it’s the job of the teacher to bring everyone together, being the first line of defense against discrimination between everyone. Yet it’s not one hundred percent the teacher’s job, if students are given the opportunity to bring their own view and they see …show more content…
The first being the Contributions approach, which is also referred to the Heroes and holidays approach. For example, talking about Martin Luther King Jr., or Black History Month. Yet it’s not a perfect approach and key information can always be left out. It’s all the most popular approach because it’s also the easiest and one can easily bring up issues with no previous discussion. The second is The Additive Approach, which it basically taking the topic a class room is studying and finding a multicultural area of that subject and integrating that into the discussion. Like the first approach it doesn’t take much work or planning but it’s a good way to bring up Multicultural issues. The third approach is The Transformative Approach, which differs a lot from the first two approaches. Instead of only having one topic and maybe bring up a multicultural issues this approach brings a couple topics together and studying how that effected everyone. This approach is a lot harder because it takes a lot of planning and work. The last approach is The Decision Making and Social Action Approach, this approach is just adding the student aspect to the Transformation Approach. This approach is not just about the teacher bring up the issues but the student making their own decisions and to take their own actions on those issues. This helps the students realize the world around

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