Multicultural education as a mechanism for promoting positive ethnicity in Kenya.
Kahiga, Ruth W
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Since the world has become a global village, the need for better understanding and communication among peoples from different cultures is crucial. Common markets, resource shortages, ethnic conflicts, nuclear proliferations, natural disasters, environmental problems, terrorism, epidemics and religious intorelance need the intervention of all nations in the world. Globally, culture is one of the most conspicuous differences that exist among people. Culture defines personal, interpersonal, and societal development of relationships. Education, on the other hand, is an entity that has been used immensely in promoting cultural diversity. Cross-cultural diversity in education is a major dynamic in ensuring positive ethnicity. Negative ethnicity has been a major contributing factor towards the promotion of conflict and destruction of human relationship. In Africa, genocides, civil wars, and hatreds have been propagated by negative ethnicity. In Kenya, negative ethnicity has been instrumental towards social, political, religious, and economic friction. In order to minimize negative ethnicity, multicultural education is used as a tool for encouraging appreciation of cultural diversity in Kenya.