Why the U.S.A Needs Multi-Culture Schooling
In the world we live in today, we do not learn enough about cultures around the world. We are ignorant and unaware of cultures and traditions, even ones that are rooted within our own families. It is important that the education system in the United States allows for more immersion in cultures around the world, especially in the 21st century where cultural diversity and uniqueness are a huge part of what makes the United States of America a great country.
Most people take a few history courses in high school(utveksling) about American History throughout the past couple hundred years, but are oblivious to the history of the rest of the world. Sure, some schools(folkehøgskole) offer optional courses in other cultures, but it should be apart of the mandatory curriculum, not an option. Culture and traditions are apart of Humanity, and it is important for people to understand other’s cultures and traditions. Courses such as Native American culture and traditions should be required in the United States of America, not to stir any tension, but to provide awareness and help people understand different cultures. Without an education of other cultures, it is easy for one to misunderstand and therefore judge another culture; but through education, we can provide a common ground in understanding and respecting every culture .
Minority groups should be covered in the American education system, because as these minority groups become smaller and smaller, less and less people will know their cultures. Cultures in the Pacific Islands would offer an interesting course on what the world was like before Americans or anyone else were apart of it. Cultures such as the Jewish culture or the Syrian culture need to be understood by the American people and must be implemented in our education system(friår).
With the bombings and violence in Syria, it is important for the American people to be educated on the matter, to be able to have an opinion and a say for what their country should do. They should feel empowered by their knowledge and they should have a part in the choices made by the United States of America.Many Americans are ethnically diverse and so it would be beneficial for them to learn about their own cultures and understand what makes them unique. Also, it would help those who are not as diverse and lack the knowledge about others around them. Educating the American population may be the key to keeping cultures alive and thriving. Changing the educational system in America could change the way we handle our country and it could ultimately change the world. Endorsed by Hald.