Multiculturalism In The Modern World Analysis

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Multiculturalism in the Modern World
Jessica Goldberg
Arizona State University

Multiculturalism in the Modern World
Jen Holladay discussed in her TED talk that understanding and embracing multiculturalism and teaching students’ cultural competency is critical for competing and succeeding in our diverse democracy (Holladay, 2013). History has created a world of diversity as well as commonalities. The American culture is made of several different cultures that can be complex and constantly evolving. Multiculturalism incorporates every student’s culture in the curriculum.
Multicultural education promotes equity for all regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, or exceptionality.
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We need to observe the children in classrooms and carefully listen to their life experiences. By teaching the students to embrace all cultures and learn about them, it will create a unity in the classroom. Students then will feel safe and comfortable in the classroom (Gollnick & Chinn, 2012).
It is no easy task to incorporate cultural knowledge throughout teaching. You must consciously think about multiculturalism as you interact with students and plan lessons and assignments (Gollnick & Chinn, 2012). Every student should be treated equally, but as educators we have to remember that every student is different and learns in different ways. By treating the students equally it helps promote the student’s learning ability and the development of respect and acceptance. Multiculturalism in education is empowering our children to be really prepared and to participate in our diverse democracy (Holladay, 2013). Perspective does change depending on whether you look at the issue from the point of view of an educator, a politician, a parent or a
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Multicultural education enables the individual to believe in one’s own intrinsic worth and culture, to transcend monoculturalism and, ultimately, to become multicultural (“National Association”).
How do we begin to learn the cultures of other people and be able to teach our students about them? We need to observe the children in classrooms and carefully listen to their life experiences. By teaching the students to embrace all cultures and learn about them, it will create a unity in the classroom. Students then will feel safe and comfortable in the classroom (Gollnick & Chinn, 2012).
It is no easy task to incorporate cultural knowledge throughout teaching. You must consciously think about multiculturalism as you interact with students and plan lessons and assignments (Gollnick & Chinn, 2012). Every student should be treated equally, but as educators we have to remember that every student is different and learns in different ways. By treating the students equally it helps promote the student’s learning ability and the development of respect and acceptance. Multiculturalism in education is empowering our children to be really prepared and to participate in our diverse democracy (Holladay,

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