Empowerment Through Multicultural Education

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This critique of public education in the US reframes questions about student diversity by probing the extent to which society serves the interests of all, and by examining the empowerment of members of oppressed groups to direct social change. It also reports investigations of multicultural education projects educators have used for student empowerment. Paper edition (0444-7), $18.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION:
Multicultural Education and Empowerment
Christine E. Sleeter

PART I: Schooling and the Disempowerment of Children from Oppressed Groups

1. Doing School in an Urban Appalachian First Grade
Kathleen Bennett

2. Mapping Terrains of Power: Student Cultural Knowledge Versus Classroom Knowledge
Christine E. Sleeter and Carl A. Grant

3. Peer-Proofing Academic Competition among Black Adolescents: "Acting White" Black American Style
Signithia Fordham

4. Disempowering White Working-Class Females: The Role of the High School
Lois Weis

PART II: Strategies for Empowerment through Education

5. A Curriculum for Empowerment, Action, and Change
James A. Banks

6. Empowerment through Media Literacy: A Multicultural Approach
Carlos E. Cortes

7. Cooperative Learning as Empowering Pedagogy
Mara Sapon-Shevin and Nancy Schniedewind

8. Teaching Children about Social Issues: Kidpower
Valerie Ooka Pang

9. Classroom Use of African American Language: Education Tool or Social Weapon?
Selase W. Williams

10. The Empowerment of Language-Minority Students
Richard Ruiz

11. Changing Our Ideas about Ourselves: Group Consciousness Raising with Elementary School Girls as a Means to Empowerment
Lee Anne Bell

12. Who Is Empowering Whom? The Social Construction of Empowerment
Susan R. Takata

PART III: Empowerment and Teacher Education

13. The Rationale for Training Adults as Teachers
Martin Haberman

14. The Power to Empower: Multicultural Education for Student-Teachers
Renee Martin

Notes and References

Notes on Contributors

Index

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