Over the past several weeks, I have researched, read, and learned many new things regarding the topic of multicultural education. I have learned that all children should be taught to treat others with dignity and respect not matter what their culture, race, or family structure. I have also learned how important it is for teachers to explore multicultural education on a daily bases because it is necessary for the academic success for students how originate from different backgrounds.
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Based on my research, I have learned that students no matter age, races, class, cultural, gender, and developmental needs, have the same rights to a good education that embraces diversity while teaching them…show more content… This needs to happen within the classrooms as well. “The literature should contain an accurate portrayal of the culture presented and characters and situations need to be representative and authentic” (Hillard, 1995). “The Curriculum emphasizes the strengths buts accommodates the needs of all children including those with special needs, at-risk, various minority groups, and limited English skills” (Rodriguez, 1998). As a teacher we can step outside the box; by creating a curriculum with current events and we can create multicultural projects that require students to choose a background outside of their own. Within the classroom I will make sure that the children do activities that are related to different culture like, comparing and contrast issues of racism through pop culture, and we can create a scrapbook about different stereotypes that women, men, boys, and girls face…show more content… Multicultural education is very important in the early childhood education field because children’s attitudes toward race and ethnicities begin at a very early age, which seems to be influence by one’s opinion and attitude of their caregivers. We have to make sure that our multicultural education focus on and supports the practices that encourage equality, tolerance, respect, acceptance, and empathy for cultural diversity while extinguishing unwanted stereotypes that happens whether we want them to or