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ERIC Number: ED478571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep-21
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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American Chunky Blue Cheese Salad: A Look at Multicultural Education.
Sabieh, Christine
This paper asserts that the realities of the U.S. system of education as it stands today depict the very essence of the nation's democracy in a pluralistic setting. The paper describes how the United States has addressed a multiethnic population by creating multicultural education. As an ideology, the U.S. system supports globalization yet preserves individual identities, allowing students to understand diversity while developing shared values and common tradition. It provides the medium to help all students find a place for themselves within the whole as they construct a vision of pluralism to live by. It is in this realm that such a framework can be adopted by Lebanon, since Lebanon's new national curriculum promotes cultural awareness and global communication. The paper suggests that four major changes must occur in order to create a pluralistic curriculum: change in teaching methods, change in the school environment, change in the curriculum content, and knowledge of how learning takes place to ensure academic achievement for all diverse students. (Contains 35 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Lebanon