Date of Award
Educational Specialist (EdS)
Department of Graduate Psychology
As schools nation-wide continue to become increasingly diverse, the need for multicultural education curricula is becoming an absolute necessity. Within the school setting, counselors, teachers, administrators and other personnel are in an ideal position to serve as positive role models and to help shape the students into citizens who respect and value the diversity of their society. This project provides a firsthand look into a controversial event at a high school that could have possibly been prevented with a more proactive approach to diversity and multicultural education. The report also provides potentially useful and helpful suggestions, considerations and resources for educators when approaching the needs of their diverse student population.
Kurbel, Jennifer, "I Pledge Allegiance to the Southern Cross? The Importance of Multicultural Education in Today’s Schools" (2010). Educational Specialist. 96.