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Mission Statements and Defining Multicultural Education

NAME is frequently asked for help in developing mission statements on diversity. Here are some examples found on the web. Please share your favorites by sending them to tlebow@umich.edu.

 

How To Write A Mission Statement

Commitment to Diversity in Institutional Mission Statements - By Jack Meacham and Crystal Barrett, University at Buffalo–The State University of New York

Colleges & Universities

Dakota State University

University of Nevada at Las Vegas - Mission Statement of The Multicultural & Diversity Committee

The Role of Diversity in Special Education Research – Position Statement by the Diversity Committee of CEC’s Division for Research

University of Georgia – College of Education

P-12 Schools

Haddonfield Public School, NJ


Defining Multicultural Education

A Synthesis of Scholarship in Multicultural Education - by Geneva Gay – A concise explanation of multicultural education, this monograph was written by Geneva Gay, Ph.D., professor of education and faculty associate of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington-Seattle. It was published in 1994 by NCREL’s Urban Education Program as part of its Urban Education Monograph Series.

On Educating for Diversity: A Conversation with James A. Banks – James A. Banks explains how to “transform the mainstream” so that all students function better in their home communities as well as in the larger world.

Multicultural Education- Connecting Theory to Practice by Allison Cumming-McCann

15 Misconceptions About Multicultural Education by Jerry Aldridge, Coordinator, Early Childhood Programs, and Charles Calhoun, Assistant Dean for Urban Affairs, School of Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham; and Ricky Aman, Cal-Tex, Pekanbaru, Sumatra, Indonesia