Parents Voice in Government School Education

Beyond ‘visible’ diversity

The full title of this article on the ABC Education website is, “There are many ways to embrace cultural diversity in schools, but we need to look beyond ‘visible’ diversity”. The article is by Stanley Wang, former principal of Abbotsford Primary School.

In the article, Stanley encourages schools to move away from a shallow “us and them” view of cultural diversity and towards a deeper, more structural multiculturalism. The article makes the following conclusion:

For educators, there is a myriad of creative ways in which we can embrace cultural diversity in schools, but only when we are ready to move beyond the “visible” aspects such as food and festivals will our students, irrespective of cultural backgrounds, feel they belong.

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