Assimilation versus Cultural Pluralism.
The “?melting pot” idea reflects a premise that minority cultures can and should assimilate into the broader dominant American culture. However, each minority culture has a different history; as a result, each has unique educational needs. Students will respond to the following:
1. What educational needs are peculiar to the Native Americans, and to what extent has the educational system been successful in meeting those needs?
2. Should assimilation be the goal of education in a multicultural society? Why, or why not?
3. Is it possible to achieve equal opportunity for all? Explain your answer.