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Multicultural Education

  1. 1. MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE SO YOUNG KIM
  2. 2. SOCIAL JUSTICE <ul><li>Social justice agendas are increasingly prominent in teacher education as a way to reconcile a range of issues including diversity and equity. </li></ul><ul><li>Social justice can be included in teaching to develop a positive cultural identity, which deals with a strong root in the language, custom, culture and community of the student. </li></ul><ul><li>Social justice tries to redistribute the power to the community as it deals with education and advancement of the student. </li></ul>
  3. 3. MULTICULTURAL CURRICULUM <ul><li>Multicultural curriculum should focus in racism, gender, social class, disability as it deals with education. </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural curriculum should consider a set of teaching techniques and instructional strategies that deal with culturally diverse students. </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural education can also be thought as therapy for prejudice, misconceptions, and attitudes students have. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Opinion </li></ul><ul><li>When dealing with multicultural curriculum I believed that the created lesson plans and extensive research in different text books were the most important part for teaching students. However I have found that it is important to first think of the community and question my identity for a better curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>- Help students develop confidence and pride about their culture </li></ul><ul><li>- Create activities that foster critical thinking and the developments of self awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>- Traditional curriculum must be changed to include ideas of social and cultural diversity of students. </li></ul>MULTICULTURAL CURRICULUM
  5. 5. <ul><li>Non-Multicultural music is not able to conform </li></ul><ul><li>a wide array of audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Multicultural music is restricted </li></ul><ul><li>to gender, disability and social class. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>- Pansori Korean Traditional music </li></ul><ul><li>- Pungmul Korean folk music </li></ul>NON-MULTICULTURAL MUSIC
  6. 6. POWER Based on Sleeter <ul><li>Power to change is held by the power holding groups, which are the school administrators, classroom teachers and university professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>Power holders need to recognize that the power to influence the multicultural education is redistributed and sometimes reshaped to fit their own needs. </li></ul><ul><li>The power of multicultural education should come from the oppressed communities, while white educators and power holders should collaborate in the advancement of these communities and their education. </li></ul>
  7. 7. POWER Based on Gutstein <ul><li>Gutstein addresses the topic by discussing mathematics to understand relations of power, by deconstructing and making relationships between one’s life and the broader social world. </li></ul><ul><li>Gutstein mentions that writing the world with mathematics as a developmental process that allows the individual to make changes. </li></ul><ul><li>Gutstein while teaching a latino/a school, did not use his power to implement an educational curricula based solely on his identity, instead he questioned his identity in order to understand better the community he was teaching in. </li></ul>
  8. 8. EMPOWERMENT Based on Sleeter <ul><li>Empowerment is the process of increasing the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Sleeter discusses that the issue with empowerment is that due to the disconnection of educational changes and community based movements it has become a term used for individual advancement. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Gutstein introduced the concept by discussing positive social and cultural identities. By students developing their social and cultural identities, they are able to have the self-confidence, perseverance, and courage to act on their decisions as a community. </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of empowerment is to allow the community based movements and multicultural groups to take action in the active education and future advancement of their children. </li></ul>EMPOWERMENT Based on Gutstein
  10. 10. <ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>In my curriculum, empowerment can be used to create a social and </li></ul><ul><li>cultural identity for multicultural students, so that they may be able to </li></ul><ul><li>have the self-confidence, perseverance to advance in education and </li></ul><ul><li>society. </li></ul>EMPOWERMENT

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