The curriculum of the mainstream is Eurocentric and male-centric. It fully
ignores the experiences, voices, contributions, and perspectives of
non-dominant individuals and groups in all subject areas. All educational
materials including textbooks, films, and other teaching and learning tools
present information in a purely Eurocentric, male-centric format...
Multicultural education is a progressive approach for transforming
education that holistically critiques and addresses current shortcomings,
failings, and discriminatory practices in education. It is grounded in ideals
of social justice, education equity, and a dedication to facilitating
educational experiences in which all students reach their full potential as
learners and as socially aware and active beings, locally, nationally, and
globally. Multicultural education acknowledges that schools are essential to
laying the foundation for the transformation of society and the elimination of
oppression and injustice.
The underlying goal of multicultural education is to affect social change.
The pathway toward this goal incorporates three strands of transformation:
the transformation of self;
the transformation of schools and schooling; and
the transformation of society.
Is it any wonder that parents are accusing the state of indoctrinating our
children, rather than educating them? Is it any wonder our kids are learning
less math, science, history and literature?
New U.S. Congress convenes in January
The 109th Congress convenes at noon on Tuesday, January 4, 2005Unofficial
list of 109th Congress House
(pdf) Unofficial List of 109th Congress House telephone
numbers. (pdf) Senators
of the 109th