Psychology responses Name Student date Explain why cultural diversity has become such an important issue in American education. Cultural diversity may be defined as the recognition and respect of the existence of different groups within a setup where they acknowledge and values their different social differences. Cultural diversity is a modern concern that is universally appreciated as enhancing integration of societies towards realization of peaceful existence (Kirmayer 2012). American educational system has put emphasis on cultural diversity because of the reasons below. The perspectives developed due cultural intercourse within educational institutional can inspire creativity and innovation. America is open to educational programs with enhanced emphasis on devising new products. Moreover diversity is an ingredient to creativity by helping in providing solutions to problems in the society heroes. Essentially incorporation of these books about the cultural personalities helps in bolstering the learning process about the cultural contexts. I will set out periods when the leaners will spell out what they have learnt and seek additional help. Such an approach is in line with Banks argument that such a periodic practice provides a medium for learners to not only understand but also appreciate the efforts the cultural martyrs (Turner-Vorbeck 2013). References Banks J. A. (2015). Cultural diversity and education. Routledge. Kirmayer L. J. (2012). Cultural competence and evidence-based practice in mental health: Turner-Vorbeck T. A. (2013). Expanding multicultural education to include family diversity. Multicultural Education 20(3/4) 24. Epistemic communities and the politics of pluralism. Social science & medicine 75(2) 249-256. [...]
Explain why cultural diversity has become such an important issue in American education. Summarize the tenets of Cultural Pluralism and its’ connection to Multicultural Education. Draw on the work of James Banks (make sure you mention his name), choose one of his approaches to construct a piece of instruction for the age or grade level you plan to teach(secondary education). Assume the reader knows nothing of Cultural Pluralism or James Banks. Again, the essay should be three pages long, typed in double space, and must provide at least two references, one the textbook and the other a primary source. Use A.P.A. format for in text citations and references.