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¡Mira, Look!: Encounter

A few weeks ago the U.S. observed Columbus Day, a holiday which many have questioned. Outspoken critics have rejected the notion that Columbus ‘discovered’ America and ushered in an era of civilization, arguing instead that his arrival resulted in the domination and genocide of thousands of indigenous peoples throughout the Americas and Native Americans in the US. 1,083 more words

¡Mira, Look!

Beyond the Multicultural and Diverse Classrooms: How Social Class, Religion, and Geography Plays a Role in Shaping Children's Understanding of Diversity

Why Multicultural?

As an educator in a multicultural urban area, I am no doubt a believer in teaching cultural diversity in the classroom. This can be done in many ways such as providing books with story lines about characters who represent many ethnicities and races, or putting up posters depicting people of various backgrounds. 1,445 more words

Early Childhood Education

Education Factory

“Education Factory,” a new illustration in the Fall 2014 issue of Rethinking Schools. The cover theme of the issue “Teaching in Black and White,” with a number of very sharp and inspiring essays about race in the classroom. 22 more words