Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2319-8834


The Convergence of Multicultural Education and the 2012 London Olympics: What School Leaders Should Know

Festus E. Obiakor , Terri Watson and Floyd Beachum

The 2012 Olympic games were held in London. This event showcased talented athletes from all over the world. These athletes represented different socio-economic, religious, educational, racial, and linguistic backgrounds. They had divergent personalities and unpredictable personal idiosyncrasies. Yet, their coming together as athletes beautified the world and demonstrated multiculturalism as a global phenomenon. In this article, we argue that school leaders can learn from these athletes in regards to building multicultural education in their respective school communities. We further assert that these leaders can create a more multicultural school environment by using a framework called Culturally Relevant Leadership.