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RE: Questions about multicultural art

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EVasso (EVasso)
Sun, 29 Mar 1998 17:14:55 EST


Sharron,

About your request:

It seems to me that by the way you ask your questions, you have already made a
decision as to what constitutes "multiculturalism.' Apparently, for you, it
involves "engaging in the context,""cross-cultural investigations" and
engaging in "social change."

Now, I personally have no problem with any of these three criteria. But, it
just seems to me that if you are interested in what teachers are doing in the
classroom, perhaps your questions should not preclude the possibility that
teaching multiculturalism in the classroom might also mean something else.
Discussion on this list over the past few years has addressed this issue and
it has been enlightening. There has been a wide range of thought regarding the
conceptualization of multiculturalism, as well as thoughts regarding the
problematic nature of teaching it.

-Fred
Chicago