Inequities in Educational System
Examines causes & effects, arguing for multicultural, pluralistic approach. Integration, politics, administration, legislation and curricula.
# 12858 | 2,250 words | 5 sources | 1997 |
Published on Mar 20, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Social Issues) , Sociology (Multiculturalism) , Education (Multiculturalism)
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From the Paper:" Avoiding Intolerance and Discrimination in the Learning Community
Education in a Pluralistic Democracy
Although egalitarianism has often been espoused as one of the fundamental goals of democracy, it is obvious that social inequities in the United States have been continuously overlooked (Gollnick & Chinn, 1990, p. 22). Historically, minority groups and women have been subjected to institutional discrimination and barred from access to institutional mechanisms that foster the foundations toward equality (Gollnick & Chinn, 1990, p. 22). Fortunately, however, current political philosophy and rhetoric in the U.S. is moving away from the idea of an assimilationist melting pot toward an idea of cultural pluralism.
This newer philosophy advocates a view of society as a blend of diverse cultural, racial or religious groups who maintain.."
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