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Multicultural Education


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Multicultural Education

  1. 1. Multicultural Education and Technology By: Teresa Miller ED 480
  2. 2. What is Multicultural Education? <ul><li>In the classroom we have students from different ethnicity, backgrounds and social economic backgrounds. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. 5 dimensions of multicultural education <ul><li>James A. Banks, professor of education and director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington in Seattle, is recognized as a leading scholar in the field of multicultural education. He has detailed five critical dimensions of multicultural education: </li></ul><ul><li>content integration, </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge construction, </li></ul><ul><li>prejudice reduction, </li></ul><ul><li>equity pedagogy, and </li></ul><ul><li>empowering school culture and social structure. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Technology, Teaching, and Content Integration <ul><li>The goal of content integration is to expand the curriculum by incorporating contributions of diverse cultures into traditional disciplines of study </li></ul><ul><li>One problem may be that not all students have computers at home </li></ul>
  5. 5. Technology as a tool to reduce prejudice <ul><li>Multimedia presentations and distance learning technologies are being used to establish learning exchanges between students of diverse cultural backgrounds and thereby reduce prejudice </li></ul><ul><li>technology is being used to promote positive self-concept and foster positive relationships between students from diverse backgrounds in geographically diverse areas. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 7. Teaching and Technology <ul><li>using technology to address the various ways in which learners from diverse backgrounds best acquire school knowledge and skills </li></ul><ul><li>In the colleges there is a big debate whether internet courses are better then face to face classrooms. What do you think? </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 8. Technology and empowering the school culture <ul><li>high quality experiences for all students, many traditional aspects of schools will need to be reconfigured </li></ul><ul><li>By having technology in the school students that have not been exposed to technology out of the classroom will have a chance to learn </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 9. Perfect pair or odd couple? <ul><li>Various efforts are underway to merge multicultural education and technology, yet it is too soon to crown the duo a perfect pair </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers at all levels accept that technology has become integral to the teaching-learning process </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>In conclusion, having technology in the classroom can </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring together a diverse group of students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can help students who have never used technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help teacher teach different content areas in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And much more! </li></ul></ul>