Buchanan talks to Ellsworth American about multicultural education

The Ellsworth American interviewed Rebecca Buchanan, an assistant professor of curriculum, assessment and instruction in the College of Education and Human Development, about how she teaches multicultural education for a story about critical race theory. She said future teachers who take her multicultural education at the University of Maine think about how cultural identities “relate to power across class, sexual identity and race” and “how they think of their own identities in a broader socioeconomic climate. And how they will teach [this] to their students.” “We’re not teaching CRT,” she said. “But we’re discussing issues of power and how that relates to these aspects of identity differences and multiculturalism. But there are certainly connections between this approach. CRT examines how power and institutional power relates to race.”