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Doane College EDL Diversity Wheel

The Diversity Wheel was developed after examination of the requirements by the state of Nebraska on
Multicultural Education and analysis of the NCATE Standards IV on Diversity.

Geography #
Rural/Urban
/Small Town

Multicultura
l*

Cultural/
Racial/Ethni
c* #

SocioEconomic/
Poverty #

Family/
Community

Diversity
Exceptionalities:
SPED, 504,
Gifted #

Gender #

English
Language
Learners
(ELL) #

Sexual
Orientation:
GLBT #

* from Rule 20, Nebraska State Department of Education: 79-4, 229. Multicultural Defined. For
purposes of sections 393 to 397 of this act, multicultural education includes, but is not limited to, studies
relative to the culture, history, and contributions of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native
Americans, and Asian Americans. Special emphasis is placed on human relations and sensitivity toward
all races. (Laws 1992; 1996)
# NCATE defines Diversity: Differences among groups of people and individuals based on ethnicity,
race, socioeconomic status, exceptionalities, language, religion, sexual orientation, and geographic area.