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Multiculturalism - Multiculturalism Multiculturalism is a part of any country.There are Jews in Germany, Poles in Ireland, Asians in Canada and so on. I believe multiculturalism is a good idea. It provides a wealth of cultural activities, foods, and different views of life. No one is really a true Canadian besides the native people. We are all part of a vast society we call Canada. In Canada we pride ourselves in being a mosaic, so to speak,unlike the United States where they are a so called melting pot so that if it doesn't fit they make it fit where as we change to adapt....   [tags: essays research papers] 388 words
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MULTICULTURALISM - (Critical Précis) In “Antiracism, Multiculturalism, and Interracial Community: Three Educational Values for a Multicultural Society,” reprinted in Gary E Kessler, Voices of Wisdom: A Multicultural Philosophy Reader, Fourth Edition, (Belmont CA: Wadsworth, 2000, pp25-31), Lawrence A. Blum argues that there are a “plurality of values that one would want taught in schools and families,” and are “essential to a program of value education for a multicultural society” (Blum, p25). He supports his argument by identifying the values, which are antiracism, multiculturalism, an interracial community, and creating persons as individuals....   [tags: essays research papers] 690 words
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Multiculturalism - ... This is significant since their perception and reaction to an assessment could and most likely will be predisposed by what they already know due to what they have experienced according to race, ethnicity, and culture. Culture is the belief systems and value orientations that influence customs, norms, practices, and social institutions, including psychological processes such as language, care taking practices, media, educational systems and organizations (Fiske, Kitayama, Markus, & Nisbett, 1998)....   [tags: Sex Crimes, American Legal System, Social Issues] 1567 words
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Multiculturalism - Multiculturalism Multiculturalism. A long often misleading word, but what does it mean. Does it mean the combining of all cultures to form one that is meant to be the best of all. Or does it mean a world where all cultures thrive equally well and each is respected. Oddly enough, neither is often true. The true meaning lies not in the intent of the word itself, but in the real world application of it. Quite recently, I began working near a family who moved to the United States of America within the last couple of years....   [tags: Teaching Eduaction Essays] 760 words
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Multiculturalism - Multiculturalism Multiculturalism is not just a concept, it is an important term for teachers to integrate into their daily classroom instruction. Nowhere is the need for the inclusion of a culturally diverse education more evident than in our state of Maryland. "Because of its statewide diversity, Maryland has been called ‘America in Miniature’. Currently, 30% of students in the U.S. are ethnic minorities. In Maryland, 1 in 10 Marylanders is foreign-born, and Maryland’s public schools educate a student population that is 42% ethnic minority (35% African American, 4% Asian, 3% Hispanic, .5% Native American)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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multiculturalism - The concept of multiculturalism is a recently introduced one, and is rapidly gaining popularity in all parts of the world.. This idea not only promotes the coming together of different cultures, but also helps eradicate discrimination against different races, and people from all walks of life. In today’s rapidly evolving world, strong emphasis is being placed upon the importance of creating a ‘global village’. Thus, in order to do so, the world will have to behave like a village itself, by removing any forms of discrimination, or violence that may exist....   [tags: essays research papers] 480 words
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Multiculturalism - ... Teaching skilled disagreement, negotiation strategies, can help students to appreciate “multiplicity”, acceptance there is a multitude of perspectives and possible answers (Koppelman, 2011). Relativism can then be attained, as students become more open to the possibility of no absolute (Koppelman, 2011). Culturally aware students can move up a continuum of acceptance. Tolerance is met when students are aware of differences and minimalization can then be realized by emphasizing human qualities verses origins (Koppelman, 2011)....   [tags: Americanization, Assimilation] 540 words
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The Multivisions of Multiculturalism - The Multivisions of Multiculturalism ABSTRACT: The questions suggested by the term "multiculturalism" range far and wide, embracing: questions of inclusion; questions of criteria; questions of self-identity; and questions of the meaning of multiculturalism. In this essay I provide a framework: (i) that allows us to begin a discussion that might answer such questions; (ii) that illuminates why it is that such a modest aim is the most we can hope for at this time; and (iii) that provides an understanding of what we can do in a multicultural world in order to illuminate what we should do....   [tags: Culture Multiculture Essays]
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Multiculturalism and Technology - Multiculturalism and Technology Everything in life changes with time, and the same can be said about teaching methods that are used across the United States. At one point in time, students wrote on small chalkboards and were punished if answering a question wrong. Now days, a lot of learning is being done on computers, and students are encouraged to make mistakes so that the entire class can learn from them. With today's diversity and the growth of technology, classrooms are far from what they were seventy-five years ago, or even ten years ago....   [tags: Maxine Hairtston Education Classroom Essays]
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Multiculturalism in Canada - Multiculturalism" is the existence of a culturally diversified society where people from different backgrounds and races come and live together. However an insight of this integrated society reveals that everyone seems to have a different opinion on the issue of how this diverse community should operate. One of the countries of North America called "the mosaic" is Canada. It has earned this distinct name because of the mix of races, cultures and ethnicities residing in it. Canada's geographical features and its harsh climate became a disadvantage to its population growth many years ago....   [tags: canadian, diversity, Culture] 659 words
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Multiculturalism In Canada - Multiculturalism In Canada Canada has long been called "The Mosaic", due to the fact that it is made up of a varied mix of races, cultures and ethnicities. As more and more immigrants come to Canada searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes more diverse. This has, in turn, spun a great debate over multiculturalism. Some of the issues under fire are the political state's policies concerning multiculturalism, the attitudes of Canadians around these policies, immigration, the global market, and a central point is the education and how to present the material in a way so as to offend the least amount of people....   [tags: Canadian Culture Cultural Diversity Essays]
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Multiculturalism In Canada - Is multiculturalism a disruptive or an integrative force in Canadian society. In terms of education, multiculturalism is becoming increasingly disruptive in Canadian society. It seems that there is a new issue in the media focus regarding education on a weekly basis. It's becoming increasingly apparent that most, if not all issues in recent years stem from the debate of whether to centralize or decentralize our current system of education. Proponents of centralization argue that a standard national system of education will provide all people with access to the same quality of education....   [tags: essays research papers] 1692 words
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Multiculturalism In Music - Visualize in your head a rock band, and a rapper. What kind of clothes are they wearing. What lyric styles are they singing in. And what color are they. Ongoing stereotypes suggest that the rock band is a group of white musicians and the rapper would be black. However, examples from the past and present shows that these stereotypes are untrue. Music is defined as “The art of organizing tones to produce a coherent sequence of sounds to elicit an aesthetic response in a listener” (Morris, 864). This country’s youth is unlike any others, we have much control over what we do, and music is something that evolves around all of us....   [tags: essays research papers] 1437 words
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Celebrating Multiculturalism - Celebrating Multiculturalism Question Answered: Discuss the way(s) in which International Education celebrates multiculturalism. Outline the values of diversity in the context of modern education. International education brings the ideas of many to one place of learning. These ideas express different views of different topics. Being exposed to different views and ideas help us learn the subject matter more effectively. This is primarily because when we are surrounded by people who are from the same place that we are, the majority will think the same things that we do, and if we all think the same thing from the start, how will our minds ever expand....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 793 words
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Stagnation and Transition: Multiculturalism in America - Stagnation and Transition: Multiculturalism in America Ask any American how they feel about multiculturalism you are likely to get one of two responses: either a cringe or a smile. Those that cringe will say something along the line of “Multiculturalism is the wrong way to look at things. It separates us by saying that everyone is different instead of saying that we are the same and unifying us.” Those that smile will talk about how great multiculturalism is because they get to see aspects of all different cultures on television and on the radio and they are free to explore all the different things that various cultures have to offer....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Pros and Cons of Multiculturalism - Pros and Cons of Multiculturalism In the United States, the people rule, but in order for the people to rule with the best interest in the whole of society in mind they must have an understanding of all cultural elements of society. Many people believe that if multiculturalism is incorporated into the curriculum, future voters will have a better foundation from which to govern. But multiculturalism is a topic that has sparked serious debate. Many people believe that it is necessary for the betterment of Americans in our fight for a more culturally accepting society....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Multiculture]
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Multiculturalism in the United States - Multiculturalism is an issue that has brought much debate to the United States. It helps us look at other cultures respectably and freely. Multiculturalism is something that we must deal with because of the millions of people immigrating to America. It is an issue that can not be ignored and therefore we need to deal with the multicultural issue. Many people confuse race and culture. The term "race" has been found out to notmean anything. Scientists agree that, in terms of DNA genetics, "race" has no significant meaning as a way of categorizing human differences....   [tags: Sociology] 398 words
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benefits and challenges of multiculturalism - ... Therefore, people who live in multicultural countries could have more sense of freedom so that people can maintain their cultural value with more acceptance. In addition, multiculturalism has a noticeable result on Canadian economic growth. Firstly, increasing the number of tourists ,as result of diverse cultures, helps the economic growth. Naidu (1995) states that multiculturalism is the main reason of having tourist business in Canada producing a great tourism revenue. Secondly, foreigners from different origins have a significant contribution to the investment and country's construction....   [tags: Immigration]
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Women's Issues and Multiculturalism - Women's Issues and Multiculturalism ABSTRACT: In part one of this paper, I offer a description of the main versions of multiculturalism, with its liberal interpretation among them. In part two, I give an outline of the changes that have taken place in women's social status in the course of history and of the various stages of their emancipation process. In the third part I examine the relationship between multiculturalism and women's issues in general. Finally, I explore the same in Hungary, and attempt to draw some general consequences....   [tags: Feminist Feminism Cultural Essays] 3214 words
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Assimilationism vs. Multiculturalism - Assimilationism vs. Multiculturalism In the words of Thomas Bray, "Should we "assimilate" to one standard, or should we "celebrate" diversity?" This is a popular question in America's classrooms today. America, known as the melting pot, is made up of many different colors, races, religions, and beliefs. American professors, journalists, and authors would like to know if multiculturalism has a positive effect on children in today's classrooms. Whether or not the student's way of life and personal experiences should be discussed in class is a major issue....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]
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Multiculturalism vs Assimilation - Multiculturalism vs Assimilation America is a place where many cultures and races co-exist, so there are many different opinions and beliefs. Of course there is bound to be tension and misunderstandings, which unfortunately escalates (in some cases) into violence that we hear about in the media. So what is the solution. Should we all assimilate to one standard or should we recognize our individual cultures and consider ourselves multicultural. The answer is not an easy one to define. America is made up of the gray area between these two opposing views....   [tags: Racial Violence Violent Media Essays]
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Significance of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism - Significance of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism My decision to do parts of my web page in Russian and English represents the value that I place on bilingualism and multilingual cultures. Before studying other languages, I had admired such cultures because I felt that their knowledge and understanding of the world was much broader then my own because they could to communicate with more diverse groups of people. These values concerning the importance of language are shared by the Puerto Rican historian José Luis González....   [tags: Spanish Puerto rico Cultural Essays Language] 2376 words
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Christian Worldview and Multiculturalism - The Christian Worldview and Multiculralism Racial reconciliation should be a top priority for every Christian, of any race or cultural background. But will this demand for a "multicultural center of learning" produce a less prejudiced society. Multiculturalists insist on greater sensitivity towards, and increased inclusion of, racial minorities and women in society. Christians should endorse both of these goals. But many advocating multiculturalism go beyond these demands for sensitivity and inclusion; here is where Christians must be careful....   [tags: Religion Religious Christianity Essays] 2949 words
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Achieving Multiculturalism Within the Classroom - ... Unfortunately, a difficulty with cognitive strategies as desirable learning outcomes is that they are not particularly amenable to assessment. Frequently, because cognitive strategies are employed in the service of other learning goals, it is the attainment (or not) of those goals that is noticed. In education, problem-solving is an action that mystifies many students, both younger and more seasoned. Experience can take many forms. Any activity that gets the student populous involved makes the learning experiential....   [tags: Education ]
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Multiculturalism in Mother Tongue, Memorial Day and Multiculturalism, and College Writing - Multiculturalism in Mother Tongue, Memorial Day and Multiculturalism, and College Writing       As an American it is very important to understand the different concepts of assimilation and multiculturalism. It is these terms that differ one person from everybody else in some kind of way. Multiculturalism is a term that is just what it sounds like. It is including several cultures. According to the American Heritage dictionary, multiculturalism is " a social or educational theory or program that encourages interest in many cultures within a society rather than in only one mainstream culture....   [tags: Tongue Memorial Writing]
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The Complex Relationship Between Multiculturalism and Feminism - The Complex Relationship Between Multiculturalism and Feminism These days, it seems that multiculturalism is generally an assumed good. Increased acknowledgement of diversity and cultural sensitivity seem to be steps toward leveling the playing field for all human beings. And that is the goal of much scholarship and activism, right--to secure and ensure human rights across the board. That is one of global feminism’s aims, so it would seem that multiculturalism would help, not hinder, feminist work to better the situation of women....   [tags: Feminist Feminism Essays] 844 words
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Philosophy and Multiculturalism: Searle, Rorty, and Taylor - Philosophy and Multiculturalism: Searle, Rorty, and Taylor ABSTRACT: John Searle opposes multiculturalism because he views it as part of a movement to undermine the concepts of truth and objectivity in the Western tradition. Richard Rorty disagrees with Searle about the relation between philosophical theories of truth and academic practices, but he is neutral on the issue of multiculturalism. Charles Taylor approaches the issue historically, defending multiculturalism as emerging from one branch of liberal political theory....   [tags: Education Philosophical Essays]
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Can Multiculturalism Really Reduce Prejudice? - Can Multiculturalism Reduce Prejudice. The term “multiculturalism” has recently come into usage to describe a society characterized by a diversity of cultures. Religion, language, customs, traditions, and values are some of the components of a culture, but more importantly culture is the lens through which one perceives and interprets the world. In the past several years there has been a growing trend towards multiculturalism in many areas of our society. Most of these trends are found on college and university campuses....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Brown v. Board of Education and Multiculturalism - Brown v. Board of Education and Multiculturalism On May 17, 1954, in the Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education, the High Court, for the first time in American legal history, challenged the “separate but equal” doctrine previously established in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and outlawed racial segregation in public schools. The decision, igniting fierce debates throughout the country, was met with violence and strong defiance in the South. The years after Brown, however, saw the passing of several important Acts: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968....   [tags: Education]
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Multiculturalism In the United States: Demographics, Diversity, & Divisions - Multiculturalism In the United States: Demographics, Diversity, & Divisions Introduction One of the most unique aspects of the United States is the diversity of its people. The Statue of Liberty states, “give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” and America has indeed become an amalgam of people of different races, religions, and creeds. In order to better respond the needs of its assorted citizens, the American government has sought to learn about the characteristics of its people....   [tags: Race Culture America]
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From Myth to Multiculturalism - ... These same barriers are applicable to education in general. The barriers are (a) financial limitations, (b) responsibilities with job and family, (c) academic backgrounds, (d) inadequate command of the English language, and (e) limited knowledge of the American education system. There are other barriers immigrants must face. One of the greatest is the necessity of adjusting to a new country with new laws, customs, ways of thinking, and structures (Suárez-Orozco, Suárez-Orozco, & Todorova, 2008 as cited in Suárez-Orozco et al., 2010)....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Multiculturalism and Its Effect on National Identity - ... One great example that Edward said found was when he came across a book written by Gerard de Nerval titled ‘Journey to the Orient’ in which Gerard went on a vouge to the orient. Said noticed a common familiarity with this book and of one he had read previously written by Edward lane titled ‘manners and customs of the modern Egyptians’ he stated that he felt Gerard was quoting Lane’s book placing a theory that Orientals are the same no matter where you find them whether it be in Egypt, India or sierra....   [tags: Culture]
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Knowledge Gained from 2000 United States Census Regarding the Role of Demographics in Education - ... 70). Foremost among the many answers to this question is continued, ongoing training in multiculturalism and the impact of changing demographics on education. I am, being less than two years removed from my M.S.Ed. programs, a young teacher. As a teacher trainee, I was inundated with information, seminars, discussions, roundtables, and coursework on multiculturalism in education—but it is not enough. While there is certainly a place for these items in the curricula of teacher prep schools, an even better fit is found in the districts and school buildings across the country....   [tags: multiculturalism, teaching, teachers]
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Canada's Identity - ... In 1930, the St. Louis ship, that carried many German Jewish war-refugees, was denied entry into Canada, and three years later, Japanese already living in Canada were shipped out to internment camps (1). An internment camp is a “large detention center created for political opponents, enemy aliens, people with mental illness, members of specific ethnic or religious groups, civilian inhabitants of a critical war-zone, or other groups of people, usually during a war” (wiki). Canada has come a long way since these times of immorality....   [tags: Multiculturalism, Religion, Culture] 1291 words
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The Importance of Diversity in Society: Let differences be embraced - Difference defines our world. Race, gender, and sexuality are everywhere. They bounce recklessly back and forth in the American consciousness, creating a fog of confusion in which we all get lost. In an ideal world, difference would not matter. Yet our world is far from ideal, and so we must confront difference, regardless of how painful and complex this confrontation can be. Difference is difficult, and is often used to oppress and exploit. It is a labyrinth, though, in which we must necessarily get lost if we are to ever find our way to understanding....   [tags: diversity, multiculturalism, culture] 1295 words
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Multicultural Educational System - Multicultural Educational System Historically, The United States has been a racially and ethnically a diverse nation. Since Americans represent a variety of cultures and have a variety of viewpoints, we share many cultural traditions, values, and political ideals that cement us together as a nation. Children can develop their ideas and their identity at early stages in schools. Education should stress the value of diversity and avoid portraying one culture or group as superior to others. A multicultural educational system would not only educate the students in a classroom, but also enrich the teacher and society....   [tags: Multiculturalism Education Culture Essays]
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Indigenous Bilingual Education Programs in Australia - ... This ideology has been proven time and time again, through non-Africans and Tanzanians communication to establish a common goal and the Canadians and Indians developing initiative for their own education. “We consulted them – we asked them what they wanted. We realised that the strength of a tree is at the bottom – the sap goes up, it doesn’t go down (Harris, 1978).” This statement alone provides reasons behind the demise and failures of Australian Indigenous bilingual programs. The complete disregard for Indigenous ways of learning is a prime example of how the Australian educational system had adopted non-Aboriginal ways of teaching Indigenous material (Harris, 1978)....   [tags: Australian Multiculturalism, Monolingualism] 2328 words
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Non-Dominant Voices on Difference and Diversity - Non-Dominant Voices on Difference and Diversity Chapter one of Multiculturalism from the Margins: Non-Dominant Voices on Difference and Diversity is "Social Movements and the Politics of Difference" by Cheryl Zarlenga Kerchis and Iris Marion Young. This chapter examines the idea of assimilation versus acceptance of group differences. The chapter begins by explaining the historical acceptance of assimilation especially in the United States with its ideals of the American melting pot. However, as Kerchis and Young explained each social group evolved and eventually began to embrace the idea of a politics of difference....   [tags: Multiculturalism Cultural Culture Politics Essays] 999 words
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The Importance of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace - Diversity in the workplace is a subject that has gained increased attention in the workplace over recent years. After all, the impact of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity programs on the nation's work force is undeniable. Women and minorities were the first to dramatically alter the face of the economic mainstream, while gays, persons with disabilities and senior citizens followed not far behind. The result is a diverse American labor force representing a microcosm of our society - yet one that continues to struggle with its identity....   [tags: Culture, Multiculturalism]
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America's Culture - America’s Culture America is cultural diversity. It is not home to one race or one culture. The building of American history was done through Irish, Black, Japanese, Korean, and many other cultures combined. The people of these various backgrounds came together for a common cause. To attempt create the society that they believed was better than there original origin’s way of life. Many of these founders undertook great hardships and some even death to create something that some people many times overlook or take for granted....   [tags: Cultural Society Multiculturalism Essays]
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Politics of and Without Difference - Politics of and Without Difference The sociological concepts of "Politics of Difference" and "Politics Without Difference" are more similar than their names suggest, but they are at the same time extremely different. Both political ideals come from progressive civil rights principles beginning during the Enlightenment in Europe and evolving throughout The Civil Rights Movement in the United States in the 60's. The fundamental basis of the two concepts is that all people are created equal, and that all people should have equal political and civil rights....   [tags: Politics Political Multiculturalism Essays]
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The Multicultural Workforce - The Multicultural Workforce: Inside Worldwide Telecommunications Inc. Introduction Telecommunication is a vital element within a growing company. But it is the diversity of a multicultural workforce that is the actual drive of the business. Telecommunication is the fastest way businesses are conducted all over the world. Employees would be lost without the aide of their computers, fax machines, and cellular phones. These machines not only make the work load process smoother and faster, but it also gets results quicker....   [tags: Diversity Work Environment Multiculturalism] 1667 words
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Teaching Culturally Diverse Classrooms - America now is a very culturally diverse nation; most of the minority and immigrant population lives in cities, which indicates that the public school classrooms in urban areas are full of versatile cultural identities. According to the 2000 Census record, minority and immigrant populations has grown in increasing numbers, and most of those people live in urban areas and attend public high schools; also, the level of residential segregation still remains as high as in 1990, which proposes new problems for immigrants and minorities....   [tags: Education, Multiculturalism, Diversity] 1806 words
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Racism Has Always Existed in America - Racism was evident in America since the time when the puritans crossed over the Atlantic to find new meaning and life. The Native American Indians were driven out, slaughtered and later confined to a territory similar to how the Chinese workers and immigrants were during the end of 19th century. The 100,000 Chinese living in the U.S. who sailed over to accumulate some wealth and go back to China, were subject to discriminatory treatment which was mainly due to racial difference. They had to suffer very much from many militant labor unions, violent and discriminatory American people, and laws that restricted Chinese immigration, becoming citizen, owning land, working for corporations, attending white schools and many more....   [tags: prejudice, race, multiculturalism] 565 words
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Multicultural Education - ... The reality is that many of these teachers will work in schools that are diverse. As the OECD states “no matter how confident teachers feel about their pre-service education, it cannot prepare them for the evolving challenges they will face throughout their careers” (OECD 20). In order to be effective in the classroom future teachers must realize that there should be a cultural understanding between them and their students. This understanding also establishes the pre-service teacher looking at the cultural role in the classroom; “both student and teachers’ personal, social and cultural beliefs are portrayed in the classroom and can create the cultural discontinuity which impacts student learning” (Milner 165)....   [tags: diversity, multiculturalism, culture]
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Implementing Multicultural Education - ... Berliner believes that the only sure way that unity can be conceived is through the valuing of western civilization in education. However, Berliner fails to recognize that a students’ individualism is derived from their identity and that their culture is part of their identity. Teachers cannot simply ignore their culture in hopes of students obtaining a sense of individualism. One of the views of education is that the teacher looks at each individual and the role that their diversity might play in their learning....   [tags: Education, multiculturalism, culture]
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Diversity Incident Analysis - Diversity Incident Analysis For this assignment, I chose to analyze the diversity incident that is related to multiculturalism. It’s the first case scenario in the exercises section of chapter 9. The case is related to a Mexican immigrant that has been using his available sick days to take his wife to the doctor, even though she is not ill; they are only going for regularly scheduled physical exams. This case involves multiculturalism, and it shows us how, by employing immigrant workers, an organization can start having all kinds of problems when the right policies and procedures regarding diversity and multicultural environments are not in place....   [tags: essays research papers] 548 words
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Multicultural Education: Piecing Together The Puzzle - Multicultural Education: Piecing Together the Puzzle When a child opens his (or her) first puzzle and the pieces fall to the ground, it may seem very confusing. What are they to do with this pile of shapes in front of them. It often takes a parent to explain to them that all the different pieces fit together into one whole picture. Although every piece is different and unique, when they are all put into their place they form one whole picture. In the same way, teachers can teach multiculturalism in the classroom....   [tags: essays research papers] 921 words
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Multicultural Education - Multicultural Education The inclusion of multiculturalism into schools has become an increasingly hot topic as of late. Being a future teacher I have taken a natural interest in the topic as well. It seems that most of the push to incorporate the multicultural issue into the school system has been a reaction to the thought that the American “melting-pot” metaphor is on the decline. Knowing that the demographics of the United States is changing continuously, the main issue about the inclusion of multiculturalism is not whether to place it into the schools, but rather how to position this controversial topic into the curriculum....   [tags: Schooling Teaching Learning Papers]
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Group-Specific Rights: Making Minority Groups More Equal in Liberal Democracies - ... He proceeds to claim that nation-building promotes a “societal culture” within a territory (346). This definition is crucial, as Kymlicka argues that nation-building, which is essentially an instrumental justification for a common language, helps reach liberal democratic goals of solidarity, equality of opportunity, and deliberative democracy (347). An example of this can be found in liberal democratic states, such as Canada, and the U.S.A. which share a characteristic among themselves: the ubiquity of a language in its main social institutions, such as schools, the economy and laws (Kymlicka 346)....   [tags: Discrimination ]
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