Multicultural Education: Ukrainian Challenges

  • Olha Svyridiuk PhD, Associate Professor, Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University
  • Svitlana Shumaieva PhD, Associate Professor, PavloTychynaUman State Pedagogical University
  • Vitalii Svyrydiuk PhD, PavloTychynaUman State Pedagogical University
Keywords: Multiculturalism, multicultural education, identity, diversity, cultures

Abstract

Ukraine is a multinational and multicultural country. Though Ukrainian scientists have studied the issue of multicultural education from different aspects, nevertheless, there is no special or ideal model of multicultural education. That is why we decided to monitor the students’ multicultural education state at secondary schools of Ukraine. In order to identify the state of multicultural education in Ukrainian schools we conducted an empirical study in schools of Cherkasy region among primary, secondary and senior level students. The main method was determined as questionnaire, which is provided for clarification of issues of national-patriotic and multicultural orientation. Accordingly, questionnaires that combined quantitative and qualitative data collection were offered to the 4th, 6th and 11th grade students in some schools in Uman and Uman district, covering 296 respondents. Thus, the monitoring of the state of multicultural education in Ukrainian school education has shown that the problem of multicultural upbringing of children and young people is addressed at the government level, relevant research is conducted, some aspects of multiculturalism are observed in educational programs of some subjects, but the level of multicultural education of students should be higher.

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Published
2022-01-12
How to Cite
Svyridiuk, O., Shumaieva, S., & Svyrydiuk, V. (2022). Multicultural Education: Ukrainian Challenges. LUMEN Proceedings, 17, 630-640. https://doi.org/10.18662/wlc2021/62