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Cultural pluralism--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States; Multiculturalism--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States;


The colleges and universities in the United States that have adopted a proactive commitment to diversity in the curriculum have done so because they understand how their central mission is linked with the future of a diverse society. They are aware that, in the new millennium, most new jobs in the economy require a postsecondary education, and women and racial/ethnic minorities compose a majority of the workforce. One result of this awareness is the transformation taking place at many institutions that links diversity in the curriculum with the development of new teaching practices and learning practices.

This review of the literature explores the research and current developments in the general education curriculum transformation. It attempts to provide an insight into what these changes seek to accomplish and what they mean for today's college students. It concludes with the consideration that higher education efforts to address diversity issues in the general education curriculum are fostering intellectual development, cultural knowledge, and interracial understanding among all college students.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

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Suzanne Freedman


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