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Multicultural Illiteracy

Schools' treatment of diversity categorizes students and applies ineffectual learning methods to resulting stereotypes. The author's study of basal readers showed that today's multiculturalism suppresses most white immigrant groups' stories, omits references to first discoveries and inventions, and substitutes foreign expressions for literate English vocabulary. (MLH)

  • Author/Creator: Stotsky, Sandra
  • Date Published: May
  • Journal/Secondary Title: School Administrator
  • Number: 6
  • Volume: 56
  • Year: 1999

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