Broaching the Issue of Multicultural Education in the Nation’s Classrooms (1989, August 8). In The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved January 17, 2011
The article discusses the way different cultures effect the college system. The article was written by a student writer at Harvard University. The article describes the many challenges that professors face when receiving some multicultural students. It describes situations in which professors receive students that may struggle to understand the English language. The article also describes the lengths that professors take to better the education of their students. The article discusses a conference that many university professors from across our country and from other countries around the world. No matter where professors may teach the concern to better the education of multicultural students is clearly the same.
A fieldworker might ask questions about current plans to help increase the education of those students who have trouble in the current college system. Research could be done by interviewing various professors and finding out how not only the universities help students, but also how the individual professors work to help their students learn better. Fieldworkers should be sure to represent many perspectives. The fieldworker should represent the opinion of the researcher and also the perspectives of other major individuals who help present your research.
When answering the question “what’s going on here?” A fieldworker should begin doing ground work and interviewing many individuals. The interviews completed in this particular case should include professors and university officials. These individuals could give insight towards the struggle that the universities and their faculty face when dealing with multicultural students. These individuals could also provide information as to the upcoming ideas, plans, and policies that may be enacted to help better the education of multicultural students.
The fieldworker might also consider actually speaking to the students. The fieldworker could interview multicultural students and discuss the challenges they face within the classroom. The fieldworker could then interview non-multicultural individuals to gain a different perspective towards the education of multicultural students. The opinions of the students would not only aid the research of the fieldworker, but would also provide an inside view for the professors. The knowledge of what multicultural students truly face would really aid university officials and also university professors. With this knowledge professors could gain a great deal of information into what is needed to help students learn.
The sources used for most of the research would be primary sources. These primary sources would include university professors, university officials, multicultural students, and also students with no multicultural background. These up close and personal accounts would add to the credibility of the research and would help the general reader be able to relate to the research.