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Re: multiculturalism

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Sat, 20 Nov 1999 19:04:45 EST

Hi! I work in a school system that is like a little United Nations. We have
kids from all over the world come to Amherst Mass because there are five
colleges in our area and their parents either work in or attend the colleges;
also people move to Amherst because the school system has an excellent
reputation. We have a district-wide goal called BAMSS (becoming a
multicultural school system). So working with multiculturalism in the art
room is very easy because it's so relevant to our community. I've been in
schools before where it seems phony, because you're not sure the kids can

I just finished a two month focus on Latino and Caribbean art. Each school
in the district has a cluster of ESL teachers to fit the community so our
school is the Spanish speaking school. Many of my students do not speak any
English and sometimes come with a teachers assistant who does, but most often
the other students help me translate.

I'm not sure exactly what you're interested in hearing about or pursuing, but
would love to talk with you more about this.


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