Striving for Pluralism: Multiethnic Educaiton in a Predominantly White Classroom
DePorre, Jules M.
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The United States has historically been seen as an ethnically diverse nation, and according to the 2000 US Census, we are becoming increasingly diverse. Valuing this diversity is important for those of minority and majority backgrounds because we share this nation. Throughout this paper, we will be looking at multiethnic teaching strategies. This form of teaching benefits all students by preparing them to be citizens in a pluralistic democracy. The paper focuses specifically on multiethnic education in a predominantly white school. Multiethnic education is strongest in communities with large amounts of ethnic diversity, but it is also desperately needed in non-diverse communities. After all, we are one nation. In. addition, this paper examines the challenges to teaching multiethnicity in a predominantly white school and describes strategies for overcoming these challenges.