The Intergroup And Intercultural Education

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In, this paper I attempt to connect the Intergroup and Intercultural Education (IGIC) to teacher’s practices and use it as an analytic tool for understanding how students could spend more time in the classroom and less time in alternative placement programs. I will begin with defining IGIC education, and alternative placement programs, then transiting into the connecting factors to the rates of alternative placement programs. I will be highlighting a number of opinion leaders whose work reflects the ongoing conversation about this issue. Following up my review of these scholars, I will be highlighting my own experiences and expertise in the field. I will conclude by explaining the implications and exploring the options that would bridge the gap between the issue and what needs to be done going forward. Before there is a conversation about alternative placement, we must have an understanding of IGIC education. Banks defines IG education as such, “American Creed concepts of tolerance and brotherhood, they were used to help reduce prejudice and to highlight the differences between a democratic society and a totalitarian society…Key components of IGE were prejudice reduction programs and curriculum development (Banks, p. 3-4)”. He then defines IC education as such, - “ICE focused primarily on the cultures of racial, ethnic, and religious groups. ICE worked, through educational institutions, to help them gain full inclusion into U.S. society ” (Banks, p. 3-4). The social and
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