Multicultural in Educational Settings: Eliminate the Bias and Advocate Tolerance
The paper discusses some of the multicultural forms in higher educational settings. Cultural diversities are not only in different nations, ethnic groups but also in different regions as well as various classes in the same region. The Central University for Nationalities is the university with the characteristic of diversity. The 60 percent of the students are from 55 ethnic groups in China and teaching staff is also comes from varied cultural background. How to organize students from different cultural background to study and live harmoniously is an urgent issue for educators. Diversity challenged some of traditional substance of education, teaching methods, the relationship between teachers and student. The author tried some methods in the classroom to cut off prejudice and learn to respect differences. The multicultural education is educational issue at the same time it is the issue to develop a harmonious society.
Associate Professor, Foreign Language School, The Central University for Nationalities