Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice / Edition 6

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"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." The sixth edition now features five new lesson plans - including one in physics, one in mathematics, and one in technology - as well as an organizational chart to illustrate the content area, grade levels, and multicultural curriculum goal for all 26 lessons (Ch. 9).
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Helps practicing and prospective teachers bridge the gap between multicultural concepts and practice in areas such as classroom management, instructional strategies, and curriculum development. Defines multicultural education, and treats assimilation and pluralism among various groups in the US, learning styles, and teaching strategies. Offers numerous guidelines and specific lesson plans for a multicultural curriculum. This third edition contains new material on European Americans, African Americans, and Muslims and Arab Americans. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205492138
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/7/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Christine Iverson Bennett is Professor Emerita in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University. She earned her B.A. in sociology at Northwestern University, her M.A. in social studies education at Stanford University, and her Ph.D. in social science education with specializations in ethnic studies at the University of Texas in Austin. Prior to her doctoral studies she taught high school social studies in San Jose and Los Angeles. During her thirty-one years at Indiana University, Professor Bennett developed and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in multicultural education; and initiated and directed The Teacher as Decision Maker Program, The Research Institute on Teacher Education, and Project TEAM, a program to recruit and support students from underrepresented minorities. She also served as director of Indiana University’s Exchange Program with Hangzhou University and conducted seminars for faculty at Al-Ain University in the United Arab Emirates and for visiting international scholars at Indiana University. Her research publications focus on the impact of multicultural social studies, classroom climates in desegregated schools, racial inequities in school discipline, racial issues in higher education, and multicultural teacher education. She can be reached at

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Table of Contents

1 Multicultural schools : what, why, and how 3
2 The nature of culture and the contexts for multicultural teaching 41
3 Race relations and the nature of prejudice 76
4 European Americans, Jewish Americans, and African Americans 117
5 American Indians, Latinos, Asians, Muslims, and Arabs in the United States 151
6 Learning styles : interactions between culture and the individual 195
7 Reaching all learners : perspectives on gender, class, ethnicity, and special needs 227
8 Teaching concepts and strategies : the development of positive classroom climates 267
9 Multicultural curriculum development : a decision-making model and lesson plans 321
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