Identity Politics and Common Goals


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Identity Politics and Common Goals
Topic 4. Discuss a debate in your community (or some other community) over the inclusiveness of school curriculum.
School curriculums are expected to cover subject areas that have been approved as relevant and necessary. Generally, these agreed areas will reflect what the community as a whole has agreed is important. However, it is not possible to please all of the people all of the time, and it is certainly not possible to include the interests of all minorities in the agreed curriculum. As an example, with the wide diversity of ethnic immigrants in Canada, it is not possible for Canadian high school curriculums to cover the histories of all of the nations they come from – even though this means that in...
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.....ulation is included.
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