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National Association for Multicultural Education

The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) was founded in 1990 as a professional association dedicated to the achievement of educational equity and social justice in the United States through multicultural education. Today, NAME membership includes PreK–12 educators, university faculty and administrators, students, community activists, and representatives from business in the United States, Canada, and more than a dozen other countries. This entry describes the purpose, history, and key activities and achievements of NAME.

Purpose and Organization

The work of NAME is guided by a set of core beliefs. NAME and its members believe that cultural and ethnic diversity are strengths for schools, society, and the nation; that the participation of people of diverse cultures is critically important to the work of the United States and world; ...

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