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The Rise of Multiculturalism and other Issues
The rise of multiculturalism and other issues

More than ever, by the 1960s, inclusiveness had become a major theme in American education (Banks, 1975, 1997). As much as any movement, multiculturalism represents this emphasis on inclusion. With the increased immigration of the 1960s and as a by-product of the civil rights movement, multiculturalism ascended as a new emphasis in American education and society. Advocates propounded several convincing reasons the United States should adhere to a multiculturalist perspective (Banks, 1997; Grant, 1999; Sleeter & McLaren, 1995). As the multiculturalist movement expanded, however, a variety of different social scientists defended multiculturalism in different ways (Murrell, 2002; Pollard & Ajirotutu, 2000). Consequently, in addition to examining the arguments given in support of ...

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