© 2023 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Central Standard

Multicultural Education

There’s a lot asked of our teachers today - and here’s another thing to add to that list - the ability to recognize and teach to a student’s cultural background.

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, we’re joined by Dr. Geneva Gay, an expert in multicultural education. Dr. Gay was the featured speaker earlier this month at UMKC’s Urban Education and Community Forum, which drew a record number of attendants. Perhaps her most interesting view is her belief that caring for students is a pedagogical necessity in a school system that’s grown increasingly diverse, and her ideas of how to recognize different communication styles depending on cultural backgrounds.

Central Standard educationArts & Culture