Multicultural Education,Diversity in the ClassroomByNetawnKiogima http://www.flickr.com/photos/fayekoss/4034383939/
Why is multicultural education and diversity in the classroom important?
Diversity promotes a broader and more equal education….
Is it a safe or hostile environment: Does the student feel safe Trusting adults and peers Is it a place of learning for self expression Classroom Environment http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_beaver/4343206061/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3387327059/
An example; A Chinese Language Case Study Student’s role: no opportunity to speak or learn Chinese, their Native language was not embraced by school Parent’s role: fought for bilingual programs School’s role: official language English, bilingual programs have been replaced by NCLB Language, Bilingualism, Identity
Middle school teacher makes an effort to teach class about a Native American Tribe: Continue…..”Teaching Respect for Diversity: The Oglala Lakota”
Chinese Literature http://www.flickr.com/photos/photoann/3911441884/ NetawnKiogima, personal photo Native American Dance Exhibition in a classroom
Impact on K-12 Education:
Project TEAM Project Transformative Education Achievement Model “effort to prepare teachers of culturally diverse student populations” Three Themes of TEAM’s Seminars A sense of community with minority student peers Developing a stronger sense of ethnic identity Working for social justice through multicultural education Recruitment of Minority Teachers
“The melting pot of American education has roots in the beginning of early America….Whether they were immigrants, slaves, Indigenous, or Founding Fathers, all of our ancestors had contributions that helped shape America. Right-wing, left-wing, religious, independent gay/lesbian, migrant workers, or none-of-the-above, all backgrounds are present in American public schools today, Embrace Diversity.” NetawnKiogima Conclusion,
Pass, Susan. Teaching Respect for Diversity: The Oglala Lakota.Social Studies 100 no5 S/O 2009 Heldref Publications Ramirez, A.Y. Ethnic Minorities and Teaching.Multicultural Education 16 no4 Summer 2009 Wang, Yuxiang. Language, Parents’ Involvement, and Social Justice. The Fight for Maintaining Minority Home Language, A Chinese-Language Case Study. Multicultural Education 16 no4 Summer 2009 References