The Additive Approach

In this approach, content, themes, and perspectives are also added to the curriculum without changing its basic structure or purpose.  Information added again is largely viewed from the perspective of the dominant culture. This approach is usually characterized by the addition of a book, a unit, or a course to the curriculum. For example, a unit on famous Americans with disabilities, or a unit on African Americans in the West is added to the curriculum. Using this approach, educators can add more ethnic content without restructuring the curriculum.



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