Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Multicultural education


Published on

Published in: Education, Spiritual
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Multicultural education

  1. 1. Multicultural Education Lydia Hogue October 5, 2010
  2. 2. My two ism <ul><li>Ethnocentrism </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Afrocentrism </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ethnocentrism <ul><li>The tendency to believe that one’s ethnic or cultural group is centrally important and that all other groups are measured in relationship to one’s own. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The ethnocentric individual will judge other groups relative to his or her own particular ethnic group or culture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Especially with concerns to language, behavior, customs and religion. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Ethnocentrism <ul><li>Can also be defined as making false assumptions about others ways based on our own experiences. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. William J. Summer <ul><li>The term ethnocentrism was coined by William J. Summer upon observing the tendency for people to differentiate between the in-group and others. </li></ul><ul><li>He described it as often leading to pride, vanity, beliefs of one’s own groups superiority and contempt of outsiders. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Why is ethnocentrism bad? <ul><li>It makes false assumptions about cultures differences </li></ul><ul><li>By evaluating “them” by what we are best at, we miss the many other aspects of life that they often handle more competently than we do </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ethnocentric Thinking <ul><li>Hebrew as reading “backward” Just say “Hebrew is read from right to left” </li></ul><ul><li>British drivers drive “on the wrong side” of the road Just say “opposite” or “left hand side” </li></ul><ul><li>Students going on Mission trips are encouraged to say “Oh, that’s different” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. In My Class <ul><li>I provide different Multicultural activities </li></ul><ul><li>Parents come in and talk about their culture </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of Multicultural books changed monthly </li></ul><ul><li>We bring special visitors in to talk, and cook food from different cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Each month we have a Multicultural book of the month </li></ul>
  9. 9. Multicultural Books
  10. 10. Afrocentrism <ul><li>A world view which emphasizes the importance of African people, taken as a single group and often equated with “Black people”, in culture, philosophy and history. </li></ul><ul><li>Part of this reaction involved previewing history to document the contribution that Black people made to the world civilization. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Afrocentrism-A different world view <ul><li>18 th century European historian Mr. David Hume said “I am apt to suspect the Negroes…to be naturally inferior to the White. There never was a civilized nation of any other complexion than white… </li></ul><ul><li>20 th century scholar Mr. Arnold J Toynbee said “When we classify mankind by color, the only one of the primary race…which has not made a creative contribution to any of our twenty-one civilization is the black race” </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Afrocentrists argue that such ignorance and blatant racism were common among mainstream scholars, educators and historians well into the 20 th century </li></ul><ul><li>People need to teach world history with new eyes </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thomas Jennings Seed Planter-1791
  14. 14. Joseph Winter Fire Escape Ladder-1878
  15. 15. George Beckett Letter Box-1892
  16. 16. Ulysses S Walton Dentures-1943
  17. 17. Paul Williams Helicopter-1962
  18. 18. Dr.Anthony B Will Vehicle Steering System with electronic power regulation unit-2003
  19. 19. Janet Emerson Bashen Software Invention-2006
  20. 23. African American Books
  21. 26. Come Join The Circle