In the workplace, in schools, in churches, and other institutions:
Multicultural Education assumes that race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and social class are salient aspects of the United States and other nations around the world. It also assumes that diversity enriches a nation and increases the ways in which its citizens can perceive and solve personal and public problems. In addition, diversity enriches a nation by providing all citizens with rich opportunities to experience other cultures and ultimately to become more fulfilled as human beings. When individuals are able to participate in a variety of cultures, they are more able to benefit from the total human experience. That is the IDEAL.
Multicultural Education addresses the barriers and obstacles to this ideal such as stereotyping, prejudice, bigotry, discrimination and intolerance. Effective strategies are employed along with teaching about the histories, values and traditions of cultures other than our own.