I believe there are basic characteristics of Multicultural Education
Multicultural Education is Antiracist Education I believe antiracist and antidiscriminatory means being mindful of how some students are favored over others in school policies and practices such as the curriculum, choice of materials, sorting policies, and teachers’ interactions and relationships with students and families.
Multicultural Education is Basic Education Given the recurring concern for teaching the “basics”, multicultural education must be understood as the basic education……. The point is that those who have been important and/or prominent in the evolution of our history, arts, literature, and science, yet invisible, should be made visible.
Multicultural Education is Important to All Students
Multicultural Education is Pervasive I believe a true multicultural approach is pervasive. It permeates everything: the school climate, physical environment, curriculum, and relationships among teachers and students and community.
Multicultural Education is Education for Social Justice I believe that developing a multicultural perspective means learning how to think in more inclusive and expansive ways, reflecting on what is learned, and applying that learning to real situations. Multicultural education invites students and teachers to put their learning into action for social justice and preparing students to be active members in a democracy.