Graduation Year

2005

Location

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

16-4-2005 9:00 AM

End Date

16-4-2005 10:00 AM

Description

While multicultural education is an increasingly popular theoretical movement in schools across America, many educators remain uninformed as to how to best put the movement's theories into practice in their classrooms. This study describes the best practices for incorporating multicultural education into the high school English curriculum. Three high school English teachers dedicated to multicultural education were interviewed and current research studies on multicultural education were reviewed. The findings of the study support a holistic approach and full commitment to incorporating multicultural education in the English curriculum. A holistic approach is complicated, however, by other demands of traditionalism and standardization, but these demands can be overcome by the truly committed multicultural educator.

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Books Come in All Colors: Multicultural Education in the English Classroom

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

While multicultural education is an increasingly popular theoretical movement in schools across America, many educators remain uninformed as to how to best put the movement's theories into practice in their classrooms. This study describes the best practices for incorporating multicultural education into the high school English curriculum. Three high school English teachers dedicated to multicultural education were interviewed and current research studies on multicultural education were reviewed. The findings of the study support a holistic approach and full commitment to incorporating multicultural education in the English curriculum. A holistic approach is complicated, however, by other demands of traditionalism and standardization, but these demands can be overcome by the truly committed multicultural educator.