Multicultural Awareness Project for Institutional Transformation: MAP IT. Jeanne L. Higbee Presentation made at the 17th International Conference on The First-Year Experience. Contact Information. [email protected]
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Jeanne L. Higbee
Presentation made at the
17th International Conference on
The First-Year Experience
“Diversity signifies the simple recognition of the existence of different social group identities.”
(Miksch et al., 2003, p. 5)
“If diversity is an empirical condition . . ., multiculturalism names a particular posture towards this reality.”
(Miksch et al., 2003, p. 6)
“an idea, an educational reform movement, and a process”
(Banks, 2001, p. 2)
“As an idea, multicultural education seeks to create equal educational opportunities for all students, including those from different racial, ethnic, and social-class groups. Multicultural education tries to create equal educational opportunities for all students by changing the total school environment so that it will reflect the diverse cultures and groups within society and within the nation’s classrooms. Multicultural education is a process because its goals are ideals that teachers and administrators should constantly strive to achieve.”(Banks, 2001)
Adapted for higher education
from Banks et al. by
Karen L. Miksch, Jeanne L. Higbee, Rashne R. Jehangir, Dana Britt Lundell, Patrick L. Bruch, Kwabena Siaka,
and Michael V. Dotson
Adapted with permission of Transformation (MAP IT)James A. Banks, Center for Multicultural Education, University of Washington, Seattle, for higher education from:
Banks, J.A., Cookson, P., Gay, G., Hawley, W.D., Irvine, J.J., Nieto, S., Schofield, J.W., & Stephan, W.G. (2001).
Diversity Within Unity:
Essential Principles for Teaching and Learning
in a Multicultural Society.
Seattle, WA: Center for Multicultural Education,
College of Education, University of Washington.
How can we promote the centrality of multiculturalism in our everyday practice in higher education?