The U.S. Census and Education
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The paper examines the 2000 U.S. Census that indicates the changing ethnic profile of the nation and explores how educators must meet this challenge. The paper discusses the increases of Hispanics, multiracial people and single parents and explains the changes in curriculum, teaching approaches, sensitivities and resources that must adapt to these demographics.
From the Paper:"Although America continues to be a predominantly white or Caucasian nation, as whites make up 75.1% of the population according to the 2000 U.S. Census, this most recent census also indicated that the ethnic profile of the nation is changing rapidly. Educators of today and tomorrow must meet this challenge, and offer a more diverse curriculum designed to meet the demands of the future and to educate students about a wider array of cultures. One of the most notable trends was the increase in the number of Hispanics in the U.S, as reflected in the figures reported in the 2000 Census. According to the 2000 Census, 12.5 % of the respondents identified themselves as Latino, compared with 12.3% of respondents who identified themselves as African Americans."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "Fact Finder: Race." (2000). Census.gov. Retrieved 10 Jul 2008 at http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=01000US&-qr_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_QTP3&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-_lang=en&-redoLog=false&-format=&-CONTEXT=qt
- "Difference in population by race and Hispanic or Latino origin, for the United States: 1990 to2000." (2000). Census.gov. Retrieved 10 Jul 2008 at http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t1/tables/tab04.txt
- Suarez, Ray. "Behind the numbers." (Jan-Jun 2001). McNeil-Lehrer News Hour. PBS.org.Retrieved 10 Jul 2008 atttp://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/fedagencies/jan-june01/census_5-28.html
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