Multiculturalism in a Pluralistic Society

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In this signature assignment, I will discuss my understanding of multiculturalism in a pluralistic society. Furthermore, a portion of this essay will focus on Constitutional Right’s protecting basic educational freedoms as well as factors that affect public education in America. Lastly, I will conclude the assignment with suggestions for delivering a multicultural education in the future. I studied the meaning of multiculturalism earlier, but in a less general setting. As cited in a previous assignment, Gollick and Chinn (2009) believe that a multicultural education is defined as an educational strategy in which students’ cultures are used to develop effective classroom instruction and school environments. Gollick and Chinn extend their…show more content…
When making decisions concerning multicultural education, an objective, non-bias opinion is sought. Yet, the media portrays these sub-cultures as barbaric, violent and inhumane. Furthermore, historical text promotes the negative depiction of these minorities. For example, in my fourth grade social studies lesson on immigration, I have to teach how African, Mexican, and the Chinese came to America. The text gave in depth information on the African slave trade. The text informed students of how profitable slavery became for Europeans, the torture treatments, and how American industries expanded and became extremely profitable. There was no information educating students about how the slavery model was supposed to be, how Africans sold other Africans into slavery for material goods or how slaves build America absolutely free. As we ended our study of Chinese migration to America, the text gave surface level information of how the Chinese came to America to help build the railroad from west to east. This is the only major contribution focused on in the reading. It never spoke of dictatorship of government, unbearable living conditions, and children limitations. The superior society of America promotes fear and stereotypical propaganda that will not allow multiculturalism to root its self in the American mainstream. After September 11th, 2001, it made it increasingly harder
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