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ERIC Number: EJ900201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Diversity and Complexity in the Classroom: Valuing Racial and Cultural Diversity
du Plessis, Pierre; Bisschoff, Tom
Educational Research and Reviews, v2 n9 p245-254 Sep 2007
From a diversity perspective, all students should receive an education that continuously affirms human diversity--one that embraces the history and culture of all racial groups and that teaches people of colour to take change of their own destinies. With regards to teaching, a diversity perspective assumes that teachers will hold high expectations for all students and that they will challenge these students who are trapped in the cycle of poverty and despair to rise above it. Individual teachers in individual classrooms play an important role in providing equity of opportunity to learn and in ameliorating racism, but more comprehensive conceptions of diversity education capture the school's crucial role as well. This article wants to address diversity in the classroom and how racial and cultural diversity are valued and what can be done to improve it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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