Multicultural Education Goals
Multicultural Education Goals Shall be incorporated into the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP)
Chapter 12 requires school districts to have a board adopted comprehensive school improvement plan that incorporates multicultural, gender-fair goals.
Those goals should be directly related to the definition of multicultural education and gender fair education in Chapter 12 of the Iowa Administrative Code (See above). The School Improvement Advisory Committee is to reflect gender balance, racial/ethnic diversity, and persons with disabilities.
IAC Chapter 12.5(8) a. “Multicultural approaches to the educational program. These shall be defined as approaches which foster knowledge of, and respect and appreciation for, the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups, including race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, and socioeconomic background. The contributions and perspectives of Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, European Americans, and persons with disabilities shall be included in the program”.
- New Horizons for Learning Schools Are Not Private Places Like Our Homes:Diversity, Democracy, and Education
- Advocates for Educational Equity and Social Justice National Association for Multicultural Education
- Standards, Equity and Cultural Diversity Education Standards: The Starting Point for School Reform
- Journals with a Multicultural Focus (PDF)
- Iowa Civil Rights Commission Library Resources