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Curriculum Controversies in Multicultural Education

by Christine E. Sleeter - 1999

In this chapter I briefly situate multicultural education in its historical context, and in the process I attempt to provide a broad conceptualization of what multicultural education means. I review criticisms of multicultural education that have permeated the media during the late 1980s and early 1990s, focusing on debates about curriculum, since these criticisms inform many educators' understanding of multicultural education.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 98, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 100 Number 6, 1999, p. 162-185
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18977, Date Accessed: 7/4/2020 6:26:04 PM

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  • Christine Sleeter
    University of Wisconsin—Parkside
    CHRISTINE SLEETER is a Professor in the Teacher Education Department, School of Education, University of Wisconsin—Parkside in Kenosha, Washington
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