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Multicultural representation in education in the modern elementary school

1 August 1993


This paper examines multicultural representation in the elementary classroom, with a special emphasis of how cultural variations are portrayed in basal reading books and in children' s literature. This is a synthesis of the observations in two elementary school classrooms, interviews of educators and administrators on a district and schoolwide basis, and a review of literature concerning both positive and negative aspects of multicultural integration.


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