Issues in Multicultural Education
Actifact # 3
Issue - Current Multicultural Education creates more problems than helps.
Goal of Multicultural Education
Multiculturalists agree that the primary goals of multicultural education include transforming educational institutions so that students from different racial, ethnic, gender, and class backgrounds may have the opportunity for educational equity and success (Banks, 1995; Grant & Sleeter, 1986; Melnick & Zeichner, 1997).
What is Working in Education?
Supporting Student Growth by Focusing on Student Culture
What is Not Working in Education?
Less of a Focus on School Culture and Teacher Wellness
"The heavy demands of teaching result in many teachers becoming alienated or burning out. Therefore, it is imperative to identify ways to support teachers' internal capacities for managing stress and promoting well-being" (Schussler et al, 2016). More needs to be done to focus on the needs of educators to propagate the profession for the future. We need to equip educators how to take care of their physical and mental wellness so that they have the energy and motivation to teach day in and day out. One cannot pour anything out of an empty vessel.