Full Circle

FULL CIRCLE was the name of the consulting partnership in multicultural education created by the late Dorothy Davids and the late Ruth Gudinas. They worked separately or together as a team, conducting workshops on a variety of topics in education for a diverse society.

Full Circle's Objectives:

  • To encourage an open sharing of ideas related to multicultural education and individual/group differences.
  • To provide an opportunity for groups to build a spirit of cooperation and solidarity.
  • To enable groups to translate thoughts and ideas into action.
  • To provide a setting where individuals can relax and get in touch with their own spirituality through personal reflection or group sharing.

Full Circle was founded by:

Dorothy Davids, a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians and a retired educator, spent much of her professional life as an advocate for American Indian people. A group dynamics specialist, she had also facilitated workshops on cultural awareness, Native American women and bias in educational materials. She shared a wide personal knowledge of Native American literature, issues and resources and has made significant contributions in the development of curriculum for and about Native people.

Ruth Gudinas, also a retired educator, served as a resource to teachers and others in the evaluation of instructional materials for bias and the development of multicultural, non-sexist curriculum. Her work and interests were focused on the problems of racism, sexism and other biases in American society, especially as they affect the younger generations. She taught with materials that reflected a more realistic view of society, and she was an inspirational leader in developing educational tools.