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Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies, Eighth Edition

James A. Banks is Kerry and Linda Killinger Professor of Diversity Studies and Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle.

“My students love the book [and] tell me that they will use the techniques for working with diverse students in their classes.”

—Joyce Nichols, University of West Florida

Written by the leading authority in the field, James A. Banks, the eighth edition of this classic text has been revamped and updated to reflect current and emerging theory, research, and scholarship in the fields of ethnic studies and multicultural education. Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies helps teachers conceptualize, design, and implement a democratic, thoughtful, and just curriculum that honors and reflects the experiences of all Americans. The book offers specific resources and strategies for transforming the mainstream curriculum to incorporate content and concepts about diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural groups, always reinforcing its main goal of leading teachers and students toward reflective decision-making about multicultural issues. Part I presents a rationale for incorporating ethnic content into the curriculum as well as goals and key concepts for the multicultural curriculum. Parts II through V include chapters on the major ethnic groups in the United States: Native and African Americans, Jewish and European Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian and Arab Americans.

New to this edition:

  • Thousands of statistics have been revised throughout the text; notably, data from the American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau–a new nationwide survey that updates population trends between the decennial censuses– provide the most current population statistics available.
  • The American Community Survey data also informs the many new tables and figures throughout the text.
  • The latest trends and research in ethnic studies and multicultural education, such as the debate about immigration of Hispanics into the U.S., the influx of African immigrants, and increases in multi-racial/multi-ethnic children, are incorporated throughout the book
  • Hundreds of new annotated books and resources appear in fully revamped lists of recommended reading for students and teachers.
  • Refreshed appendixes of websites and visual media incorporate cutting-edge references and materials to keep pace with changing sources.
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Editorial Reviews

Banks's (multicultural education, U. of Washington, Seattle) text is designed to help teachers conceptualize, design, and implement a democratic, multicultural curriculum which respects and honors diversity while simultaneously promoting national unity. The seventh edition incorporates concepts, perspectives and issues in multicultural education emerging since the publication of the sixth edition in 1997; the addition of information from the 2000 U.S. Census; and extensive revisions and additions to the bibliographies and resource appendixes. For practicing teachers and teacher trainees. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205337200
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/2/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 535
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Goals, Concepts, and Instructional Planning 1
1 The Multicultural Curriculum: Rationale, Trends, and Goals 3
The Persistence of Ethnicity in American Society 3
The Complexity of Ethnicity in American Society 9
Ethnicity and Individuals 10
Ethnic Studies: Assumptions and Practices 12
Ethnic and Cultural Studies: A Process of Curriculum Reform 17
2 Developing a Multicultural Curriculum 32
The Interdisciplinary - Conceptual Approach 32
Studying Culture: An Example of the Interdisciplinary - Conceptual Approach 33
Incorporating Elements from Science and Mathematics into the Multicultural Curriculum 33
The Forms of Knowledge 37
An Effective Multicultural Curriculum 49
3 Key Concepts for the Multicultural Curriculum 55
Criteria for Selecting Interdisciplinary Concepts 55
Interdisciplinary Concepts 58
The Movement of Ethnic Groups 82
4 Planning the Multicultural Curriculum 91
Identifying Key Concepts and Organizing Generalizations 91
Identifying Intermediate-Level Generalizations 92
Identifying Low-Level Generalizations 96
Concepts and Generalizations in the Multicultural Curriculum 97
Teaching Strategies and Materials 99
The Value Component of the Multicultural Curriculum 100
Approaches to Moral Education 103
a Value Inquiry Model 106
Providing Opportunities for Personal, Social, and Civic Action 108
Finding Students Resources 109
Guidelines for Evaluating and Selecting Multicultural Materials 111
Pt. 2 The First Americans and African Americans: Concepts and Strategies 121
5 American Indians: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials 123
Early Life in the Americas 124
The Westward Journeys 134
American Indians and Federal Policy 137
Self-Determination and the Challenge to Termination 139
Fishing Rights and Land Claims 140
American Indians Today 141
6 Native Hawai'ians: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials 160
Native Hawai'ians: Before European Contact 161
European Contact 163
Native Hawai'ians Today 169
7 African Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials 187
African Explorers in America 187
The Slave Trade 191
The Colonization Movement 197
The Civil War and Reconstruction 199
World War I 204
Organizations 204
World War II and the Years After 205
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s 207
Pt. 3 European Americans: Concepts and Strategies 233
8 European Ethnic Groups: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials 235
Spaniards in the Americas 240
More Europeans Come to America 241
The Southern and Eastern European Immigrants 247
European Ethnic Groups in U.S. Society 253
The New Ethnicity 254
White Ethnic Groups Today: Into the Twilight of Ethnicity? 256
9 Jewish Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials 273
Historical Roots 274
The American Revolution 278
German-Jewish Immigration 280
The New Immigration 285
The Interwar Period 286
Jewish Americans Today 288
Pt. 4 Hispanic Americans: Concepts and Strategies 305
Central and South Americans 305
Demographic Characteristics of Hispanics 306
Diversity among Hispanics 306
10 Mexican Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials 311
The Spanish Conquest 313
The Mexican American War 318
North from Mexico 320
Violence and Race Riots 323
The Chicano Movement 324
The Militant Chicano Movement 326
Mexican Americans Today 327
11 Puerto Ricans in the United States: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials 345
The Island Background 347
United States Rule 351
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 353
Life on the Mainland 356
The Puerto Rican Mainland Community 360
The Future 362
12 Cuban Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials 376
Cuban Immigrants to the United States 378
Life in Cuba 381
Departure 384
The Mariel Immigrants of 1980 385
The Cuban Rafters of 1994 387
The Case of Elian Gonzalez 388
Adaptation to Life in the United States 389
The Second Generation 393
Cuban Americans Today 394
Pt. 5 Asian Americans and Arab Americans: Concepts and Strategies 405
13 Asian Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials 407
Problems with the Model Minority Concept 407
Rapid Increases in the Asian American Population 408
Korean Americans 409
Asian Indian and Pakistani Immigrants 410
Southeast Asian Americans 410
Asian Americans: A Diverse Group 411
The Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino Americans: Overview 412
Chinese Americans 414
Japanese Americans 421
Filipino Americans 430
14 Arab Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials 461
Who Is an Arab? 462
Arabs in History: Their Links to the West 464
Early Arab Immigration to the United States 464
Assimilation and the Effects of Immigration: Restrictions on the Arab American Community 469
The Post-1965 Immigrants 470
Muslims in America 471
Changing Patterns of Assimilation 473
Anti-Arab Stereotyping 473
Anti-Arab Hate Crimes 475
New Arab American Activism: The Maturing of an Ethnic Community 476
The Contributions of Arab Americans to American Life 478
Arab Americans Today 479
App. A Ethnic Groups in U.S. History: A Chronology of Key Events 491
App. B Internet Resources for Teaching about Ethnic and Cultural Diversity 499
App. C Videotapes and CD-ROMs on Multicultural Education and U.S. Ethnic Groups 515
App. D The Carter G. Woodson Award Books 521
App. E Twenty Classic and Landmark Books in Ethnic Literature 523
Index 525
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