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1: Multiculturalism

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    88959
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    Our goal for students is to not only be familiar with Foundations concepts, but also to be scholars of Foundations of Education. The additional readings selected throughout the course modules reflect this goal, as we have included authors who are considered experts in the field to supplement the content course content. In this module, you will be exposed to Sonia Nieto, Diane Ravitch, and Ronald Takaki.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Define and discuss the idea of multicultural education and the different philosophical approaches to accomplishing this.
    • Understand the historical roots of multicultural education
    • Explain the idea of culture and be able to provide examples of how culture is influential. (Key terms: dominant culture, ethnocentrism, cultural capital, compensatory programs, acculturation)
    • Recognize the various acculturation outcomes for immigrants


    1: Multiculturalism is shared under a CC BY-NC license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Deanna Cozart, Brian Dotts, James Gurney, Tanya Walker, Amy Ingalls, & James Castle.