Multicultural Education Essay by The Research Group

Multicultural Education
An examination of the attempts to diversify curricula to meet multicultural needs of students and society including definition, ebonics, public views, social divisions and values and morality.
# 15113 | 2,250 words | 10 sources | 2000 | US

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If people did not know about the attempts being made in American school systems to reach out to a multicultural population before 1996, they certainly found out about it then. When the public school system in Oakland, California, decided to treat the standard speech of black Americans as a separate language or dialect, the issue of multicultural education (which had been discussed and agreed upon and argued over at the local level for at least a decade) became an important part of the national dialogue. Ebonics became a symbol for nearly everyone who thought that something should be changed about the way American schoolchildren are taught, with some people applauding the idea and many others -- and not only conservative whites -- decrying it. An examination of this issue will serve as an introduction to the topic of..."

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