Multicultural education praxis and its discourses are inextricably linked to the telling and listening of story. It is the ability to listen, respect, dignify, and be in solidarity with the struggle for social justice; not with a sense of awe or benevolent condescension but with what Rorty signifies as the "ability to use language, and thereby to exchange beliefs and desires with other people"
Multicultural Education Coalition - November 2008 - Multicultural Education Statement (pdf)
Note: The development of the mission statement was the collaborative work of Heather Oesterreich (646-2194), Miguel Licona (646-1228), Christa Hulse (646-4820), Jeanette Haynes Writer (646-1834), Rafael Angel Espinoza Pizarro (646-4820), Rudolfo Chávez Chávez (646-3229), H. Prentice Baptiste (646-2616).
For more information about the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Multicultural Education, please visit the C & I MA Programs web page. MA Handbook