1. The article mentions that most adolescents do not develop the higher level thinking ability to understand racial tension until high school. But, do you think racial acceptance should be taught prior to high school? In what ways should it be done so that students can gain something from it?



2. Do you agree with the author’s answer to the question of the feasibility of implementing multicultural education? If not, how can teachers or the education system make this type of education more feasible?



3. What are the difficulties in trying to promote multicultural education in classrooms that are not racially diverse? Is the implementation of multicultural education less meaningful in these situations?



4. In your opinion, does this article help you in creating a respectful environment in which you can implement multicultural education? If not, what is it missing in its’ research that would help add to your understanding?



5. Do you feel that the curriculum that you student taught with featured opportunities to teach about racial identity and diversity? If so, how did you incorporate it into the lesson?



6. How do you think NCLB and the push for standardized testing affects the likelihood of implementing multicultural education?



7. What are some examples of ways teachers can research their students’ backgrounds when selecting relevant material examined through multiple lenses?



8. The author argues the importance of high school social studies classrooms in educating and promoting multicultural awareness; however, do you feel that increasing multicultural awareness is not as important in other subjects?



9. How can non-social studies teachers implement multicultural education within their classrooms? How are non-social studies teachers limited in their abilities of increasing multicultural awareness?



10. What are you criticisms about the article in general? Where is it lacking? Is it clear? Unbiased? Helpful?