This book discusses the many different aspects of education, its importance and how it differentiates among cultures. In relation to race, this book displays that people are defined based upon what race they are in all respects, such as laws, education, religion, class and behaviour.
In China, the children at schools held high respect for teachers and parents, and there was strict discipline if they did not follow rules. In India, the education provided to students varied, depending on the caste system the individual is in. The caste system was the main influence on Indian education.
This book portrays why the history of education is valuable to us. If teachers are taught to think in racial terms today, then stereotypes begin to form among different cultures. Teachers will begin to individualize students, making assumptions about them before truly getting to know them.
The effects of teachers thinking this way can be problematic. Students may begin to notice the different ways that they are being treated, and those being judged because of their race or religion may begin to feel devalued or unwelcomed in school. However, by making teachers aware of the different cultures around us, they begin to understand why stereotypes are placed upon students and can then learn to treat them with equity.