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1 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Chapter 2 Multicultural Education: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives Multicultural Education: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives 1

2 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Historical Perspectives on Pluralism We have been different from the beginning. We have been different from the beginning. –European immigrants met highly developed civilizations already here. –English culture became dominant because of a slightly more tolerant attitude and their own need for religious freedom. 2

3 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Industrialization: Immigration and Religious Pluralism The first type of difference to influence schooling was economic (social class). The first type of difference to influence schooling was economic (social class). –The common school was largely a response to differences between rich and poor. As the industrial revolution grew and spread, new immigrants from Europe brought Catholicismand thus, religious differenceinto a largely Protestant country. As a result, battles were waged not around race or ethnicity, but around the issue of religion. As the industrial revolution grew and spread, new immigrants from Europe brought Catholicismand thus, religious differenceinto a largely Protestant country. As a result, battles were waged not around race or ethnicity, but around the issue of religion. 3

4 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. The Civil War: Freedmens Schools and the Issue of Race Race became important to schooling after the Civil War. Race became important to schooling after the Civil War. The Freedmens Bureau established schools for blacks in the South, a process that was characterized by the same kind of violence as had characterized the development of Catholic schools in the North. The Freedmens Bureau established schools for blacks in the South, a process that was characterized by the same kind of violence as had characterized the development of Catholic schools in the North. 4

5 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Segregation and the Law Black children remained in segregated schools that were both underfunded and often open only part of the year. Black children remained in segregated schools that were both underfunded and often open only part of the year. In 1896, the Supreme Court ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson that separate but equal schools for blacks and whites was constitutional. In 1896, the Supreme Court ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson that separate but equal schools for blacks and whites was constitutional. 5

6 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. The Civil Rights Movement and the Schools Beginning with Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the Civil Rights Movement gained momentum during the 1960s and 1970s, resulting in antidiscrimination laws involving not only race, but also differences in language, gender, and disability. Beginning with Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the Civil Rights Movement gained momentum during the 1960s and 1970s, resulting in antidiscrimination laws involving not only race, but also differences in language, gender, and disability. In education, the chief concerns were access to and equity in to public education. In education, the chief concerns were access to and equity in to public education. 6

7 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Historical Perspectives on Multicultural Education In the history of public schooling two approaches to difference, based on two different ideologies, have been utilized: In the history of public schooling two approaches to difference, based on two different ideologies, have been utilized: –Anglo-conformity, or the assimilationist model –Multiculturalism, or the pluralist model 7

8 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Anglo-Conformity, or the Assimilationist Model From 1860–1920, 37 million immigrants became naturalized citizens. From 1860–1920, 37 million immigrants became naturalized citizens. An important task of schooling was thought to be turning these new citizens into Americans as quickly as possible. An important task of schooling was thought to be turning these new citizens into Americans as quickly as possible. Assimilationists believed that ones identification with ones ethnic group should be short-lived and temporary. Assimilationists believed that ones identification with ones ethnic group should be short-lived and temporary.cont. 8

9 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Assimilationists believed that in order for society to advance, individuals must give up their ethnic identities, languages, and ideologies in favor of the norms and values of the larger, national society. Assimilationists believed that in order for society to advance, individuals must give up their ethnic identities, languages, and ideologies in favor of the norms and values of the larger, national society. The goal for assimilationists is to make it possible for everyone to be melted into a homogeneous whole. The goal for assimilationists is to make it possible for everyone to be melted into a homogeneous whole. 9

10 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. The Model of American Culture Real Americans are: Real Americans are: –Mostly white, mostly middle class (or trying to be) –Mostly Protestant but sometimes Catholic –Heterosexual –Work hard, eat well, stand on their own two feet, expect their children to behave themselves –Wash themselves a good deal and generally try to smell good –Patriotic, charitable (as long as those receiving the charity try to shape up) –Believe in good, old fashioned, common sense not what is written in books by educated people 10

11 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. The Importance of Schooling in Producing Real Americans Those who do not fit the dominant model of American must be encouraged, or forced, to reflect these characteristics, because such differences make them dangerous to the maintenance of America as it is supposed to be. Those who do not fit the dominant model of American must be encouraged, or forced, to reflect these characteristics, because such differences make them dangerous to the maintenance of America as it is supposed to be.cont. 11

12 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. The schools are the chosen institution to take on the task of making children who are culturally different into American children, that is to teach them the proper way to behave, think, and value so they will fit harmoniously into the monoculturalists culture. The schools are the chosen institution to take on the task of making children who are culturally different into American children, that is to teach them the proper way to behave, think, and value so they will fit harmoniously into the monoculturalists culture. Large urban school districts formed separate classes or repositories for unrulies and for backward or dull students because they did not fit. Special education emerged as a separate system within the public schools. Large urban school districts formed separate classes or repositories for unrulies and for backward or dull students because they did not fit. Special education emerged as a separate system within the public schools. 12

13 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Multiculturalism, or the Pluralist Ideology In contrast to the assimilationist ideology, a small group of philosophers and writers came forward with the notions of cultural pluralism and cultural democracy. In contrast to the assimilationist ideology, a small group of philosophers and writers came forward with the notions of cultural pluralism and cultural democracy. Pluralists assert that immigrant groups (and, by extension, all identity groups) are entitled to maintain their distinctions within the larger American society. Pluralists assert that immigrant groups (and, by extension, all identity groups) are entitled to maintain their distinctions within the larger American society. 13

14 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Pluralist Assumptions Ones social groups are essential to ones sense of belonging and psychological support. Ones social groups are essential to ones sense of belonging and psychological support. It is through ones primary groups that one learns language, as well as attitudes and values. It is through ones primary groups that one learns language, as well as attitudes and values. These groups are so important that their interests should be promoted and recognized. These groups are so important that their interests should be promoted and recognized. The schools are the chosen institution to take on this task. The schools are the chosen institution to take on this task. Pluralists believe that the more congruent the school experience is with the experiences of the child, the better the childs chance of success. Pluralists believe that the more congruent the school experience is with the experiences of the child, the better the childs chance of success. 14

15 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Legislative and Judicial Landmarks A number of legislative and judicial landmarks have addressed issues of access and equity in terms of: A number of legislative and judicial landmarks have addressed issues of access and equity in terms of: –Issues of race –Issues of religion –Issues of language –Issues of gender –Issues of disability –Issues of social class 15

16 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Issues of Race Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)–separate but equal schooling is constitutional Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)–separate but equal schooling is constitutional Brown v. Board of Education (1954)– separate schooling is inherently unequal, and therefore, unconstitutional Brown v. Board of Education (1954)– separate schooling is inherently unequal, and therefore, unconstitutional Brown v. Board of Education II (1955)– schools must desegregate with all deliberate speed Brown v. Board of Education II (1955)– schools must desegregate with all deliberate speed 16

17 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Implementing Brown v. Board Green v. School Board of New Kent County (1968)freedom of choice plans could not be used to avoid desegregation Green v. School Board of New Kent County (1968)freedom of choice plans could not be used to avoid desegregation Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education (1971)authorized mandatory busing Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education (1971)authorized mandatory busing Milliken v. Bradley I and II (1973, 1977)Detroit schools not allowed to mandate cross-district busing (usually thought to be the beginning of the end of busing as a strategy for desegregation) Milliken v. Bradley I and II (1973, 1977)Detroit schools not allowed to mandate cross-district busing (usually thought to be the beginning of the end of busing as a strategy for desegregation) 17

18 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Issues of Religion Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925) legitimized parochial and other private schools Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925) legitimized parochial and other private schools Engle v. Vitale (1962)mandatory prayer violates separation of church and state Engle v. Vitale (1962)mandatory prayer violates separation of church and state Abington School District v. Schempp (1963) public schools cannot begin the day with required prayer or Bible reading Abington School District v. Schempp (1963) public schools cannot begin the day with required prayer or Bible readingcont. 18

19 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Epperson v. State of Arkansas (1968) schools cannot ban the teaching of evolution Epperson v. State of Arkansas (1968) schools cannot ban the teaching of evolution Edwards v. Aguillard (1987)no state can require that the Biblical version of creation be taught Edwards v. Aguillard (1987)no state can require that the Biblical version of creation be taught Board of Education of Westside Community Schools v. Mergens (1990)students may organize and participate in Christian clubs that meet before or after school hours Board of Education of Westside Community Schools v. Mergens (1990)students may organize and participate in Christian clubs that meet before or after school hours 19

20 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Issues of Language Bilingual Education Act (1968)provided funding for bilingual education programs Bilingual Education Act (1968)provided funding for bilingual education programs Diana v. State Board of Education (1968) tests for eligibility for special education services must be given in the dominant language of the student Diana v. State Board of Education (1968) tests for eligibility for special education services must be given in the dominant language of the student Lau v. Nichols (1974)affirmative steps must be taken by a school district to rectify language deficiencies Lau v. Nichols (1974)affirmative steps must be taken by a school district to rectify language deficienciescont. 20

21 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Keyes v. School District No. 1 (1977)bilingual education is compatible with desegregation Keyes v. School District No. 1 (1977)bilingual education is compatible with desegregation Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School Children v. Ann Arbor School District Board of Education (1979)legitimated Black English as a dialect Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School Children v. Ann Arbor School District Board of Education (1979)legitimated Black English as a dialect Proposition 227 (1998, California)required schools to teach Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in special classes, mostly in English, for not more than one year Proposition 227 (1998, California)required schools to teach Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in special classes, mostly in English, for not more than one year 21

22 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Issues of Gender Title IX, Education Amendments (1972) prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in schools receiving federal aid Title IX, Education Amendments (1972) prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in schools receiving federal aid Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public Schools (1992) schools receiving federal funds can be sued for sex discrimination and harassment Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public Schools (1992) schools receiving federal funds can be sued for sex discrimination and harassment Alida Star Gebser and Alida Jean Mccullough v. Lago Vista Independent School District (1998) made it difficult to recover damages from a school district for sexual harassment Alida Star Gebser and Alida Jean Mccullough v. Lago Vista Independent School District (1998) made it difficult to recover damages from a school district for sexual harassment 22

23 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Issues of Disability Education of All Handicapped Children Act (1976) made schools responsible for education in the least restrictive environment Education of All Handicapped Children Act (1976) made schools responsible for education in the least restrictive environment Honig v. Doe (1988)special education students who are disruptive may not be suspended or expelled without due process Honig v. Doe (1988)special education students who are disruptive may not be suspended or expelled without due process Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 1990)extended services to age 21 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 1990)extended services to age 21 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1992) extended rights of people with disabilities to the private sector Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1992) extended rights of people with disabilities to the private sector 23

24 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Issues of Social Class and School Funding Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1965)provides funding for Title I and for Head Start Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1965)provides funding for Title I and for Head Start Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1981) Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1981) Rose v. Council for a Better Education (1989) Kentucky Supreme Court declares property tax basis for school funding unconstitutional Rose v. Council for a Better Education (1989) Kentucky Supreme Court declares property tax basis for school funding unconstitutionalcont. 24

25 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1991) Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1991) Elementary and Secondary Education Act (2001)No Child Left Behind Act vastly increases federal role in public education Elementary and Secondary Education Act (2001)No Child Left Behind Act vastly increases federal role in public education 25

26 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Public Responses to Multicultural and Bilingual Education Reforms One group consists of those who advocate programs such as multicultural and bilingual education. One group consists of those who advocate programs such as multicultural and bilingual education. Another group consists of those who oppose any special programs, either because: Another group consists of those who oppose any special programs, either because: –they believe traditional schooling provides sufficient upward mobility, or –they believe pluralistic approaches will destroy the country. cont. 26

27 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. A third group asserts that pluralism in education should not be viewed as either a remedial form of education or an effort at reparation, but rather as the long-overdue affirmation of a social reality. A third group asserts that pluralism in education should not be viewed as either a remedial form of education or an effort at reparation, but rather as the long-overdue affirmation of a social reality. 27

28 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Theoretical Perspectives on Multicultural Education Sleeter and Grant propose five types of multicultural education: Sleeter and Grant propose five types of multicultural education: –Teaching the culturally different –Human relations approach –Single-group studies –Inclusive multicultural education –Education that is multicultural and social reconstructionist 28

29 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Teaching the Culturally Different These approaches attempt to counter a perceived cultural deficiency These approaches attempt to counter a perceived cultural deficiency Develop competence in the dominant culture Develop competence in the dominant culture Maintain self-identity and retain own cultural identity Maintain self-identity and retain own cultural identity May mask an assimilationist ideology May mask an assimilationist ideology 29

30 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Human Relations Approach Assumes multicultural education is a means by which students of different backgrounds learn to communicate more effectively with one another while learning to feel good about themselves Assumes multicultural education is a means by which students of different backgrounds learn to communicate more effectively with one another while learning to feel good about themselves This is a fairly limited approach, and does not include attention to curriculum expansion and empowerment. This is a fairly limited approach, and does not include attention to curriculum expansion and empowerment. 30

31 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Single-group Studies Instruction that focuses on the experiences and cultures of one specific group Instruction that focuses on the experiences and cultures of one specific group African-American History, Chicano Literature, and Native American Culture are some examples. African-American History, Chicano Literature, and Native American Culture are some examples. While important, such efforts may tend to reinforce a single perspective, while paying less attention to multiple perspectives. While important, such efforts may tend to reinforce a single perspective, while paying less attention to multiple perspectives. 31

32 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Inclusive Multicultural Education Places multicultural education in the larger context of overall curriculum and school reform Places multicultural education in the larger context of overall curriculum and school reform Focuses on the strength and value of diversity in a pluralistic nation Focuses on the strength and value of diversity in a pluralistic nation Expanded attention to the differences in gender, religion, geographical region, and disability Expanded attention to the differences in gender, religion, geographical region, and disability 32

33 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Education That Is Multicultural and Social Reconstructionist This approach goes beyond multicultural education by helping students critically analyze the larger social forces involved in discrimination and oppression. This approach goes beyond multicultural education by helping students critically analyze the larger social forces involved in discrimination and oppression. Believes that the entire education program should be designed to address the needs of diverse groups regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, exceptionality, or gender Believes that the entire education program should be designed to address the needs of diverse groups regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, exceptionality, or gender Seeks to prepare students not only to think in multiple ways, but to be willing and able to help bring about social justice in the society Seeks to prepare students not only to think in multiple ways, but to be willing and able to help bring about social justice in the society 33

34 © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved. Something to Think About The history of multicultural education has its roots in a debate between those who think that American schooling should provide a common education to all children based on the history and culture of European Americans and Western civilization; and those who think that American schooling must recognize and affirm the rich historical and cultural backgrounds and perspectives of a population that has always been diverse and is becoming ever more so. The debate continues. 34


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