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Multicultural education

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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>www.wikipedia.org </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>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ethnocentrism </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>www.home.snu.edu </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>www.home.snu.edu </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>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/afrocentrism </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>www.exeriencefestival.com/a/Afrocentrism </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 www.inventors.about.com
  20. 23. African American Books
  21. 26. Come Join The Circle

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