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When the multicultural music education movement was first being put into place, it was assumed that if the curriculum was more multicultural students would gain empathy, a deeper appreciation, and a better understanding of the many diverse cultures present in society. Although the movement places an emphasis on multicultural music, teachers do not necessarily teach about the cultures of their foreign students. To better know students and form positive and respectful relationships, it is important for a teacher to be aware of their past musical experiences. In today’s world, some teachers have followed a color blind philosophy to show that racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds do not matter to them.
During a yearlong case study of the

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