In Search of Multiculturalism: Uprooting 'whiteness' in Curriculum Design and Pedagogical Strategies

In Search of Multiculturalism: Uprooting 'whiteness' in Curriculum Design and Pedagogical Strategies

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The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks rekindled debates on the validity of academic multiculturalism in higher education and, as such, signal a call to revisit problems with multicultural curricular design and pedagogical strategies. In reaction, this thesis attempts to enrich dialogue surrounding academic multiculturalism by exploring the epistemological foundation, what I call epistemologies of 'whiteness, ' that guides the design and instruction of multicultural curricula. I examine how 'whiteness, ' as a way of knowing, is communicated in multicultural education. Specifically, I argue that multiculturalism often propagates rather than eradicates prejudiced understandings of the world because it is rooted in 'whiteness.' Curricular reform efforts generally take a surface-level approach to multiculturalism, which strengthens the conceptual errors that maintain 'whiteness.' These problems with multiculturalism, then, leave us in search of a multiculturalism that equally values all people and transforms how we, human beings, relate, understand, and interact with each other.(25 points) a–i The article summary is in paragraph format with a minimum of six sentences and includes correct grammar, ... (20 points) a–i The summary of research is in essay format with correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. In additionanbsp;...


Title:In Search of Multiculturalism: Uprooting 'whiteness' in Curriculum Design and Pedagogical Strategies
Author:Sally J. Sayles-Hannon
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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