The Importance Of Multicultural Education

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Multicultural Education is the a way of incorporating different cultures into one sole educational system. It is a way to give every individual equal opportunity for education and learning. The topic of Multicultural Education has been around for decades, but really started to take off after the Civil Rights movement in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Since then, Multicultural Education has been a hot topic of educators around the world. The concept is not yet perfect, but it is constantly evolving. Schools across the country are adapting the concept to make it their own. There are still issues, but, with time, things will continue to improve. As a future teacher, I am going to help in the improvement of our current society. The chapter discussed legislative movements, court cases, and theoretical approaches that relate to multicultural education. Many things have influenced Multicultural Education. Court cases, such as the Brown v. Board of Education, have drastically impacted the system. In that particular court case, schools were ordered to begin the process of desegregation. The court ruled that all students deserved a good education, no matter their skin color. The desegregation was not immediate, and took time, but it was a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, not all of the court decisions were positive. In another well known case, the Regents of the University of California v. bakke, the Supreme Court ruled that race could be a factor in admission to college. Since

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