Capstone/Dissertation Title

Quilt voices: encouraging students in multicultural questioning

Term

2008

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAEd

Abstract

The research question addressed in this project was, how can I encourage my students to question the messages they have received regarding cultures other than their own by bringing in people of color for them to interview, learn from and gather multiple perspectives? It documents one teacher's creation of a unit that addresses the need to bring multiple perspectives into a classroom. The elementary school's student population is comprised of less than 2% students of color. This was the motivating factor to bring in people of color from the community for students to interview and gain multiple perspectives from. The author reflects on the research of several leaders in the area of multicultural education as well as the development of the curriculum unit and describes opportunities for further development.

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