Toward the Multicultural University

Toward the Multicultural University

Toward the Multicultural University

Toward the Multicultural University

Synopsis

This book moves the controversy over multiculturalism in higher education from primarily an ideological debate to practical and concrete considerations. The first part outlines the demographic and historic realities that will make some form of multicultural education necessary in the coming century. The second part provides examples of how selective aspects of North American co-cultures (e.g., Native American and Puerto Rican) could be central to reforming curriculum and instruction. The final part provides practical and concrete suggestions and proposals for how to improve teaching, administration, and student outcomes in higher education by making them domestically and internationally multicultural. It becomes apparent that the need for greater multiculturalism is part of a long history of higher education in the United States as it has responded to cultural and social change, and that there is no inherent reason why the university community cannot include in its core organization and mission the wisdom of multiple cultures--European, African, Native American, and Asian.
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