Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

 

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Date of this Version

1994

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Article

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To Improve the Academy, published by the Professional and Organizational

Development Network in Higher Education, volume 13, 1994.

Abstract

In "Implications of Cultural Diversity in American Schools," Johnson Afolayan reminds us of the history of education in the United States and its response to immigration. He suggests that in the past immigrant groups have looked to education as a vehicle through which to "escape poverty." Education has responded by insisting that immigrants adapt to the United States culture. Afolayan contends that education should include the diversity of student backgrounds as a positive element in content and teaching techniques.

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