Teaching activity

The many faces of multiculturalism

Ruth Tarrant

16th September 2016

Looking through the proposed new specs for Politics A level made me think again about my understanding of multiculturalism as an ideology, and reminded me of a great BBC News article from several years ago that was published following a speech by then Prime Minister David Cameron who argued that multiculturalism had "failed".

A super task for students would be to read this article and identify as many different definitions/understandings of the term "multiculturalism" as they can, before deciding individually, and collectively (you can use different voting systems here if you like!), which definition they prefer.

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been an enthusiastic Head of Economics and Politics for many years, having taught in a variety of schools and at university level. She is also a Senior Examiner. Ruth is passionate about boosting the quality of teaching and learning across all subjects in schools and colleges.

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