This usage of multiculturalism constitutes a specific focus towards the management and organization of governmental responses to ethnic diversity
process of progressive social rupture, detaching groups and individuals from social relations and institutions and preventing them from full participation in the normal, normatively prescribed activities of the society in which they live.
Usage of multiculturalism refers to the specific policies developed to respond and manage ethnic diversity
Canadian Multicultural Policy officially recognizes the importance of Canada’s multicultural heritage and states that the heritage must be preserved and promoted; recognizes the rights of Aboriginal peoples in Canada; states that while English and French remain the only official languages of Canada, other languages can be spoken;
states that all Canadian citizens have equal rights, regardless of any differences they might have and regardless of skin colour, religion, country of birth, ethnic background, etc.; and recognizes the right of ethnic, linguistic, and religious minorities to keep their cultures, languages, and religious practices.
Field of study and an emerging discipline whose major aim is to create equal educational opportunities from racial, ethnic, social class and cultural groups
James Banks’ Goals of ME: To transform school so that male and female students, exceptional students from diverse cultural, social-class, racial and ethnic groups experience an equal opportunity to learn.
To help students to acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to function effectively in pluralistic democratic society To help students to acquire knowledge and commitments needed to make reflective decisions
To promote democracy and democratic living To help students develop more positive attitudes toward different racial, ethnic, cultural and religious groups.
Shared Ideals Every student must have an equal opportunity to achieve her or his full potential Every student must be prepared to competently participate in an increasingly intercultural society
Teachers must be prepared to effectively facilitate learning for every individual student Schools must be active participants in ending oppression of all types Education must become more fully student-centered
Educators, activists and others must take a more active role in reexamining all educational practice and how they affect the learning of all students