Multicultural Education

In the Banks book, An Introduction to Multicultural Education, there is quite a bit of discussion on what exactly comprises multicultural education. Basically, Banks discusses the idea that multicultural education extends past simply including multicultural materials in the educational environment to making it an integral part of what we as educators do. What most of us tend to think of with multicultural education is Content Integration, but it in reality is only one of 5 dimensions. The other dimensions that Banks discusses in some length are Equity Pedagogy, the Knowledge Construction Process, Prejudice Reduction, and an Empowering School Culture and Social Structure. The linked sections discuss what each these concepts might look like in practice.

Content Integration | The Knowledge Construction Process | Prejudice Reduction

An Equity Pedagogy | An Empowering School Culture and Social Structure

The Cultural Difference Paradigm

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