The Need for Multiculturalism in the Classroom as Perceived by Mexican American Schoolchildren
Tan, Gerdean, Multicultural Education
The need for multicultural education in our schools has been well documented. Much of the rationale is based on current and projected multicultural student populations, and on philosophical positions supporting egalitarian values in a democratic society (e.g., Lisi & Howe, 1999). Yet we know little about how racial minority schoolchildren perceive multiculturalism in their schools. What is multiculturalism to them? Do they value multiculturalism in their classrooms?
This study addresses these questions, as they pertain to Mexican American schoolchildren in a western state with a significant Mexican American population.
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Publication information: Article title: The Need for Multiculturalism in the Classroom as Perceived by Mexican American Schoolchildren. Contributors: Tan, Gerdean - Author. Magazine title: Multicultural Education. Volume: 9. Issue: 3 Publication date: Spring 2002. Page number: 21+. © 2005 Caddo Gap Press. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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