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Multicultural Citizenship Education
Multicultural citizenship education
Paulette PattersonDilworth

Multicultural citizenship education has been theorized as a transformative education reform effort that seeks to help students from diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds experience academic success while developing multicultural civic competence (Freire, 1994). As an educational reform movement, multicultural citizenship education aims to prepare young people with the knowledge and skills necessary for learning, living, and working in a pluralistic democratic society. Education scholars and researchers have written extensively about the benefits of multicultural education for teachers and students. However, it appears that research on students' perspectives of what they learn about and with multicultural content has not kept pace with the philosophical and theoretical progress in the field. Much of the empirical research on multicultural citizenship education ...

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