Social Foundations Of Multicultural Education

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While completing coursework at CSUMB for the Liberal Studies program, the researcher was inspired by its classes to be a Diversity and Multicultural Scholar and a Social Justice Collaborator. By evaluating their own and others’ experiences as influenced by social identities, socialization practices, and societal institutions from both historical and contemporary perspectives it helped the researcher open their eyes in how they want to be in their classroom as an educator. In the researchers LS 380: Teaching for Social Change, LS 394: Multicultural literature , and LS 398: Social Foundations of Multicultural Education classes, the researcher critically examined the value of diversity and multiculturalism which interested her in the teaching…show more content…
We examined the issues, problems, and solutions to equitable schooling in a pluralistic society. Viewing schools as social institutions that transform the cultural and political dynamics of society. Some of my favorite activities in that class had to do with the articles of Crystal City and Little Rock Nine. The Walkout in Crystal City article was about how in 1969, Mexican Americans were prohibited from speaking Spanish in school and there were no classes or lessons about Mexican history, culture or literature and how the he Crystal City students came together after the school board refused to hear the students' demands and the walkout remains a high point in the history of student activism in the Southwest. The Little Rock Nine article had to do with the decision that was made on May 17, 1954 due to BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregation of America’s public schools was unconstitutional. That is when nine black students enrolled at formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in September 1957. Even though the students were not wanted their and discriminated against, they were still brave enough to encounter the mistreatment is order to show that they to deserved to have the education and equality that the caucasian students had. This really encouraged me to collaborate…show more content…
To try and go above and beyond for my students, To help me be that voice that my students might need one day. Whether it is to help them find their own voice or encourage them to keep going against all odds that might come up before them. Evaluating my own and others’ experiences can help me have a better connection with my future students. The classes that I have taken have made me want to be a Diversity and Multicultural Scholar and a Social Justice Collaborator through my LS 380: Teaching for Social Change, LS 394: Multicultural literature , and LS 398: Social Foundations of Multicultural Education classes. I really hope I can become this inspired Educator one
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