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Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice (with MyEducationLab) / Edition 7

Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice (with MyEducationLab) / Edition 7

by Christine I. Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131381296

ISBN-13: 9780131381292

Pub. Date: 01/29/2010

Publisher: Pearson

Christine Bennett aims to help prepare teachers who are informed and caring advocates for students from all cultural, racial, socioeconomic, linguistic, and national backgrounds. Comprehensive Multicultural Education provides a curriculum model with six goals and numerous lesson plans illustrating how each goal can be implemented in the classroom. It

Overview

Christine Bennett aims to help prepare teachers who are informed and caring advocates for students from all cultural, racial, socioeconomic, linguistic, and national backgrounds. Comprehensive Multicultural Education provides a curriculum model with six goals and numerous lesson plans illustrating how each goal can be implemented in the classroom. It emphasizes diversity within and across ethnic groups to help teachers understand students’ cultural and individual differences. Incorporating research from current sociology, history, and ethnogeography, the author makes key issues like immigration accessible for today’s teachers.

New to This Edition

  • Revision and expansion of Part II, “Roots of Ethnic Diversity in the United States: The Conflicting Themes of Assimilation and Pluralism,” from two to four chapters.
  • New coverage of contemporary immigration issues in schools (Ch. 8 & 9)
  • New case study research by ethnogeographers provides representative examples of the immigrant experiences in the heartland, West Coast, and Southwest.
  • Additions to the section on American Indians.
  • New Chapter 10, “Teaching and Learning in Linguistically Diverse classrooms.”
  • Expansion of and greater emphasis on subjects such as the Achievement Gap, Poverty, and the needs of LGBT youth in Chapter 9, and White Privilege, difficulties with the U.S. Census racial categories, Multiracial Identities, and how race and culture are conceptually different in Chapter 2.
  • Substantial updates to Resources for Further Study.
  • New MyEducationLab site provides online assignments as extensions of text concepts.

What reviewers are saying:

"The examples and cases are students' favorites. The quality of the information presented [in this text] is excellent."

- Henry M. Codjoe, Dalton State College

“I like the emphasis placed on ethnic and national groups covered in Part II. Other texts don't cover this topic to the extent that this text does. I particularly like her treatment of immigration and how it has impacted our nation and our schools."

-Richard Orem, Northern Illinois University

“More areas of diversity were covered than are found in most texts of this nature. Overall, the writing style is great. It is easy to read, has a narrative feel."

-Anita Jones Thomas, Loyola University - Chicago

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131381292
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/29/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Case for Multicultural Education

Chapter 1. Multicultural Schools: What, Why, and How

What Is Multicultural Education?

The Core Values in Multicultural Education

Why Is Multicultural Education Essential?

Conditions for Multicultural Schools

The Critics of Multicultural Education

Conclusions

Selected Sources for Further Study

Chapter 2. Culture, Race and the Contexts for Multicultural Teaching

What Is Culture?

What is Race and How Does It Differ from Culture?

What Do We Mean by Ethnic Groups?

What Works Best in 21st Century America: Cultural Assimilation, Cultural Pluralism, or Something Else?

Guidelines for Understanding Cultural Differences in the Classroom: Aspects of Ethnicity

Conclusions

Selected Sources for Further Study

Chapter 3. Race Relations and the Nature of Prejudice

How Prevalent Are Prejudice and Racism Today

What is Prejudice?

What is Racism?

Theories of Ethnic Identity: How Can Teachers Benefit?

The Nature of Stereotypes and Multicultural Teaching

Africa: An Illustration of Unintentional Racism and the Need for Curriculum Reform

Conclusions

Selected Sources for Further Study

Part II. Roots of ethnic Diversity in the United States: The Conflicting Themes of Assimilation and Pluralism

Chapter 4. Immigration and the American Dream: European American and Jewish American Perspectives

Immigration

What Is the American Dream?

Classic and Contemporary Immigration Eras: How Are They Alike and How Are they Different?

European American Perspectives

Jewish American Perspectives

Who Has Assimilated?

Conclusions

Selected Sources for Further Study

Chapter 5. Colonialism, Involuntary Immigration and The American Dream: American Indian and African Americans Perspectives

American Indians

African Americans

Selected Sources for Further Study

Chapter 6. Colonialism, Immigration, and the American Dream: Latino Perspectives

Latinos in the United States: Who are they?

Caribbean Latinos: Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Dominicans

Mexican Americans: How can their history help us understand immigration issues today?

Migrant Farm Workers

Latinos in the Heartland: Are they integrating into U.S. society?

Selected Sources for Further Study

Chapter 7. Contemporary Immigration and the American Dream: Asian, Muslim, and Arab American Perspectives

Who Are the Asian Americans?

Muslims in the United States (with Salman H. Al-Ani)

Arab Americans (with Salman H. Al-Ani)

Conclusions

Selected Sources for Further Study

Part III. Individual Differences and societal inequities That Affect Teaching and Learning

Chapter 8. Learning Styles and Culturally Competent Teaching

What is Learning Style?

Why be concerned about learning styles?

Three Strategies for Discovering Learning Styles

Relationships between Culture and Learning Style

Learning Styles and Teaching Styles

The Promise of Culturally Competent Teaching

Conclusions

Selected Sources for Further Study

Chapter 9. Reaching All Learners: Perspectives on Gender, Class, and Special Needs

Addressing the Achievement Gap

How Does Gender Make a Difference?

How Does Class Make a Difference?

Special Education: The Simultaneity of Race, Class and Gender

Cooperative Learning: Reaching All Learners in Inclusive Schools and Classrooms

Conclusions

Selected Sources for Further Study

Chapter 10. Teaching in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms, by James S. Damico

English Language Learners in U.S. Schools

Bilingual Education

Programs to Meet the Needs of English Language Learners

What We Know about Literacy and Language Learning

Principles and Practices for Working with English Language Learners

Global Englishes and Language Preservation

Conclusions

Selected Sources for Further Study

Part IV. Strengthening Multicultural Perspectives in Curriculum and Instruction

Chapter 11. Multicultural Curriculum Development: A Decision-Making Model and Lesson Plans

Multicultural Teaching

Rethinking the Curriculum

Developing a Course Rationale

The Importance of Fair-Minded Critical Thinking

The Curriculum Model: Goals, Assumptions, and Content

Lesson Plans That Develop Multiple Historical Perspectives

Lesson Plans That Develop Cultural Consciousness

Lesson Plans That Develop Intercultural Competence

Lessons Plans That Combat Racism, Sexism, Prejudice, and Discrimination

Lesson Plans That Develop State of the Planet Awareness

Lesson Plans That Develop Social Action Skills

Conclusions

Selected Sources for Further Study

Chapter Endnotes

Index

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