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ERIC Number: EJ781910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
American Presidents and Their Attitudes, Beliefs, and Actions Surrounding Education and Multiculturalism: A Series of Research Studies in Educational Policy. Fourth Installment: Examining Presidents George Washington, James K. Polk, and Franklin D. Roosevelt
Baptiste, H. Prentice; Sanchez, Rebecca
Multicultural Education, v12 n1 p33-40 Fall 2004
Understanding the Presidents of the United States, their actions, beliefs, and contradictions, is constructive in understanding the nation's complex societal issues. As a society, Americans inherit the problems, challenges, and legacies of these leaders. Multicultural education and multicultural education theory offer an alternative lens from which to analyze and interpret the actions and inactions of the Presidents. This article, the fourth in a series about American Presidents and their attitudes, beliefs, and actions surrounding education and multiculturalism, examines George Washington, James K. Polk and Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidencies and their contributions, oversights, and silence regarding multicultural matters and education during their presidential administrations. The article attempts to introduce the factors associated with race, diversity, and multiculturalism that added to the complexity of the office and in turn, to the political and social climate of the nation. With multicultural education theory in mind, the goal is to offer educators additional information that will help them teach a more insightful and connected history.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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