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Multicultural Curriculum

At its most basic level, multicultural curriculum involves issues similar to those of concern in any curriculum development. They are what knowledge is of greatest worth, to whom and why, and how can it be best organized to be delivered most effectively to students. These apparently straightforward questions become complex, commanding, and unique to multicultural education when they are applied to deciding which dimensions of diversity are to be the units of emphasis and how the studies are to be conducted. They are challenging decisions to make for several reasons. First, all possible forms of diversity cannot be included in any given curriculum. Second, of the many things that can and should be taught about the explicitly declared diversities of study, which are most important, ...

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