Multicultural Approaches To Education

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Anti-Bias Education is an approach to change inequality and stereotypes. This approach feels that if they can change the social structure, then people’s attitudes will also change. The anti-bias curriculum teaches children to make others feel welcome, stick up for their own beliefs and views, interact with others who are different, and build self-identity. (Derman-Sparks & Edwards, 2011) In the Anti-Bias Education approach takes children’s certain abilities, gift, or skills, and helps them embellish it. Every student has an equal opportunity to participate in a classroom and is given all resources and access to succeed. Children are taught how to be respectful to others and work together in a multicultural environment. There are four goals that the Anti-Bias Education approach strives for. The first goal is that children will show self-awareness, confidence, and positive social identities. The second goal is that children will express comfort and joy with human diversity. The third goal is each child will be able to recognize unfairness, know the appropriate way to express their feelings, and understand that unfairness hurts. The last goal, number four states that the children will show empowerment and learn skills that will help them work with others or alone without having prejudice feelings. (Derman-Sparks & Edwards, 2011) Multicultural Education teaches children that it is alright to be different and should not be judged on how they live. This approach is meant to be nondiscriminatory and shows respect to families. Every student is given an equal opportunity to achieve, regardless of gender, race, class, religion, age, ability, or sex orientation. Multicultural Education’s goals is to bring out similarities and differences in everyone, show children how to respect similarities and differences show they can grow and develop skills to be successful
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