Catherine Beecher, another educational pioneer, also helped to pave the way for multiculturalism in the American classroom. She was a staunch advocate of women's right to education and even believed that women should be responsible for teaching the youth of America. Beecher's emphasis on including more women in the educational system encouraged Americans to be more inclusive about education, and this focus on inclusion helped to foster an educational field that would eventually welcome multiculturalism.
Also, the work of Paulo Freie, a Brazilian educator, has had profound impacts on the inclusion of multiculturalism in education. In his book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Freire attempted to identify and break down the power structures that had so long enabled those who were rich in his country to levy their power over the poor. He argued that education should be about forming dialogue and that normal relationships between teacher and student should be replaced with more equal relationships. Forcing people to reexamine the nature of education, its purpose and the inherent power structures within it, actually helped to pave the way for the inclusion of multiculturalism in American education.