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ERIC Number: EJ1020462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Why Education Must Be Multicultural: Addressing a Few Misperceptions with Counterarguments
Ford, Donna Y.
Gifted Child Today, v37 n1 p59-62 Jan 2014
The United States is considered the land of immigrants and cultural diversity, and our nation's ever changing demographics attests to this. Yearly, our nation and schools become more racially and linguistically different. In what ways, we must ask, are schools welcoming and providing for students who come from different cultural backgrounds, especially Black and Hispanic students? The author contends that schools and educators must be culturally responsive; however, misperceptions hinder their appreciation of and respect for multicultural education and, thus, the adoption of culturally responsive practices is infrequent and/or met with reservations. Several (by no means all) misperceptions are share accompanied by counterarguments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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