Event Title

The Prevalence and Influence of a Multicultural Education in a Small School Setting

Location

217 Science & Nursing Building

Start Date

27-4-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

27-4-2018 10:55 AM

Description

In my research I plan to assess the extent and influence of a smaller school's multicultural education. A multicultural education is defined by its inclusion of educational materials, ideals, and even people from a variety of cultural groups. This is a subject in need of exploration because it's common for people to see a multicultural education as beneficial only to students with different cultural backgrounds than the dominant American culture. The dominant American culture in this context refers to the over saturation of white men's ideas and contributions to American society. With the mindset that a multicultural education is exclusively beneficial to minority groups, it is easier for smaller predominantly white schools to gloss over the incorporation of a multicultural curriculum. I plan on using sources of information such as scholarly articles, books, web articles, and academic journals. Along with these sources of information I will in the upcoming week's conduct two interviews with secondary social studies teachers in a smaller predominantly white school. I will ask them questions to gauge the presence of a multicultural education and its influences in the school. Once I have gathered the information from the teachers I will use it in combination with my other research to answer the following questions. How does a social studies teacher in a predominantly white school incorporate the principles of a multicultural education? What is included in their multicultural curriculum based on student body? How does the school's multicultural education influence its students?

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Apr 27th, 10:30 AM Apr 27th, 10:55 AM

The Prevalence and Influence of a Multicultural Education in a Small School Setting

217 Science & Nursing Building

In my research I plan to assess the extent and influence of a smaller school's multicultural education. A multicultural education is defined by its inclusion of educational materials, ideals, and even people from a variety of cultural groups. This is a subject in need of exploration because it's common for people to see a multicultural education as beneficial only to students with different cultural backgrounds than the dominant American culture. The dominant American culture in this context refers to the over saturation of white men's ideas and contributions to American society. With the mindset that a multicultural education is exclusively beneficial to minority groups, it is easier for smaller predominantly white schools to gloss over the incorporation of a multicultural curriculum. I plan on using sources of information such as scholarly articles, books, web articles, and academic journals. Along with these sources of information I will in the upcoming week's conduct two interviews with secondary social studies teachers in a smaller predominantly white school. I will ask them questions to gauge the presence of a multicultural education and its influences in the school. Once I have gathered the information from the teachers I will use it in combination with my other research to answer the following questions. How does a social studies teacher in a predominantly white school incorporate the principles of a multicultural education? What is included in their multicultural curriculum based on student body? How does the school's multicultural education influence its students?