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ERIC Number: EJ828466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Understanding the Power of Words in Multicultural Education
Obiakor, Festus E.; Smith, Darren J.; Sapp, Marty
Multicultural Perspectives, v9 n2 p36-42 Jun 2007
Historically, words are powerful! In many cases, they are used appropriately when we value people and used inappropriately when we hate them. As a result, they have become powerful tools in multicultural education and interactions. In today's changing world with demographic shifts in power and paradigm, the society is bombarded with words that hate and words that love. As it appears, words are used to satisfy jaundiced and myopic views, and they are constructs that frequently lead to labels, stereotypes, and illusory generalizations. While we do not advocate policing or legislating words, we advocate words that can help individuals to maximize their fullest potential in our multicultural society. In this article, we advance this premise and suggest ways to increase multicultural education in schools and communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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