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Should schools continue Eurocentric curriculums?

From releasing statements about racial equity to bolstering workplace diversity, society is taking steps to be more racially aware. Schools too, as microcosms of society, have raised questions about the racial inclusivity of their curriculums

No, schools should discontinue Eurocentric curriculums

Eurocentric curriculums restrict students to one narrative, usually a white narrative. These outdated curriculums need to be replaced with more progressive, racially inclusive lesson structures.

Ethnic studies prepare students to be racially literate

In our multicultural society, it is not sufficient to have an education based on the Eurocentric narrative. A culturally diverse education enables students to explore a multitude of perspectives and develop their racial literacy.

Positive minority representation in curriculums gives students role models

Traditional Eurocentric curriculums focus primarily on the white narrative, leaving underrepresented students without positive role models. Role models in the classroom are essential to student achievement and must cater to a multicultural society.

Yes, schools should continue Eurocentric curriculums

European civilizations have formed the basis of modern societies. A Eurocentric education is crucial to understanding the foundation of today.

Western curriculums should be the dominant narrative for Western society

Western civilizations have layed the foundation for modern society. Having a thorough understanding of Eurocentric history is crucial for students to learn about the roots of modern society.
This page was last edited on Monday, 23 Nov 2020 at 07:50 UTC