Merhaba Misafir

A history of multicultural education in the USA: Origins, approaches, and misconceptions


Multicultural education has been an important element of the curriculum in the USA, especially since the second half of the twentieth century. However, there is no common consensus on its meaning and aims among the scholars of multicultural education. This study aims to provide readers with some major scholars’ important but different analysis of multicultural education in the USA, with respect to the origins of and approaches to multicultural education. Even though various misconceptions about multicultural education thwart its development, its historical progress suggests that multicultural education has expanded its scope in accordance with the common understanding of equality and social justice, which suggests that multicultural education is to be an essential part of education system in pluralistic societies.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : TOJNED The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education
  • Yıl : 2012
  • Cilt : 2
  • ISSN : 2146-7374
  • Sayı : 4
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 1-8
  • IO Kayıt No : 58994
  • Yayıncı : Sakarya Üniversitesi Yayınları