In the US, the NLN is making diversity in nursing education a goal. Just tonight, I was viewing a video from Walden University (where I am pursuing my doctorate) and Dr. Talmadge Guy from University of Georgia was discussing his theory about multi-cultural education. He asked educator an excellent questions and one that I am going to ask my international friends- Do your students see themselves in your curriculum? If not, what do we need to do? This simple question really struck me. Despite all of our strides, most nurse educators are middle-aged white women (or at least what I see at more conferences) and this is definitely true in my program.
Are your students a reflection of you (or are you a reflection of them)? I don't think I realized how important this is until I had male students tell me that nursing questions are biased towards female students and that men use therapeutic communication differently. Just some musings! Tracey