Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice (with MyEducationLab) / Edition 7by Christine I. Bennett
Pub. Date: 01/29/2010
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/i>
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
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- Edition description:
- Older Edition
- 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
Chapter 2. Culture, Race and the Contexts for Multicultural Teaching
What Is Culture?
Chapter 3. Race Relations and the Nature of Prejudice
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
Chapter 5. Colonialism, Involuntary Immigration and The American Dream: American Indian and African Americans Perspectives
Chapter 6. Colonialism, Immigration, and the American Dream: Latino Perspectives
Chapter 7. Contemporary Immigration and the American Dream: Asian, Muslim, and Arab American Perspectives
Part III. Individual Differences and societal inequities That Affect Teaching and Learning
Chapter 8. Learning Styles and Culturally Competent Teaching
Chapter 9. Reaching All Learners: Perspectives on Gender, Class, and Special Needs
Chapter 10. Teaching in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms, by James S. Damico
Part IV. Strengthening Multicultural Perspectives in Curriculum and Instruction
Chapter 11. Multicultural Curriculum Development: A Decision-Making Model and Lesson Plans
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