The author of the research essay "Multicultural Education Challenge: Teaching Filipino Immigrant Children in Hawaii" begins with an introduction and short historical overviow of the topic. He analyzes Filipino migration to Hawaii and describes multicultural education principles. The researcher answers the question of overcoming language and learning barriers. At the end of paper the author sums up that teaching Filipino immigrant children in Hawaii will continue to be a growing multicultural challenge as their proportion of the population continues to increase. Enriching courses by including multiple perspectives on American culture and history to reflect various viewpoints can help students escape ethnic encapsulation or ethnocentrism. Helping students appreciate similarities and differences can foster a sense of community among people of diverse ethnic identities, helping them feel that they are valued members of society, a valuable experience that can start in the classroom’s controlled environment. Educational resources include the use of group activities and seeking the cooperation of students, parents, and the local community, all of which can expand the students’ knowledge of ethnic groups in American history and contemporary society.
The manner by which educators turn the multicultural education challenge into an opportunity to improve the assimilation of future generations would determine how well America can continue functioning as the largest and most dynamic model of democracy in the world.