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Williams, Gary L. – Multicultural Education, 2012
The legacy of slavery and racism in America and the history of what John C. Calhoun and other Southern leaders of the 1800s called "our peculiar institution" has not gone unnoticed. Neither has the psychological damage that remains as baggage carried by the descendents of both the slave and the slave owner (Berry & Blassingame, 1982;…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, United States History, Slavery, African Americans
Park, Gilbert C.; Watson, Sunnie Lee – Multicultural Education, 2011
Today's global community encompasses interconnectivity between societies, where a development in one country affects and informs something similar in other countries. Multicultural education is not exempt from this pattern. Multicultural education was first started by concerned activists and educators in the United States as a way to secure social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Young, Russell L – Multicultural Education, 1998
Assimilation and multiculturalism are seen as two opposing ideas. A balance between cultural similarities and differences is needed. Diversity within cultural groups must be accepted in order for cultural diversity to be valued by all cultures. Multicultural education needs to focus on valuing diversity without devaluing similarities. (MMU)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Blacks, Cultural Differences, Cultural Maintenance
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Powell, Rebecca – Multicultural Education, 1996
Explores how white hegemony is socially enacted and the ways that schools, as institutions in a racially and hierarchically ordered society, tend to obscure its existence. It is argued that a primary role of multicultural education is to make whites aware of their own cultural identity and its associated values. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
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McLaren, Peter – Multicultural Education, 1997
The present focus on diversity in multicultural education is often misguided because the struggle for ethnic diversity makes progressive political sense only if it can be accompanied by a sustained analysis of the cultural logics of white supremacy. A real revolutionary multiculturalism must consider the construction of subjectivities within…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Cultural Awareness, Culture Conflict, Diversity (Student)
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Sleeter, Christine – Multicultural Education, 1994
Discusses the tendency of whites to deflect attention from racism, which is the main problem underlying the need for multicultural education, and suggests a role for whites in examining their own generally unrecognized white racial bonding. To mitigate effects of white racial bonding, advocates of multicultural education must recognize them. (SLD)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups