Improving Multicultural Education: Lessons from the Intergroup Education Movement / Edition 1

Improving Multicultural Education: Lessons from the Intergroup Education Movement / Edition 1

by Cherry McGee Banks, Jonas F. Soltis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807745073

ISBN-13: 9780807745076

Pub. Date: 11/19/2004

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Intergroup conflict has been a perennial problem in the United States since colonial times. This book describes how a group of educators, social activists, and scholars tried to reduce intergroup tensions and create schools where people of all groups could learn together and from each other. Demonstrating the links between the current multicultural education movement

Overview

Intergroup conflict has been a perennial problem in the United States since colonial times. This book describes how a group of educators, social activists, and scholars tried to reduce intergroup tensions and create schools where people of all groups could learn together and from each other. Demonstrating the links between the current multicultural education movement and the roots of intergroup education, Cherry Banks helps us to understand where we've been, where we are, and where we might strive to be in our future attempts to understand and teach diversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807745076
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
11/19/2004
Series:
Multicultural Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Series Forewordxi
Prefacexv
Acknowledgmentsxix
Introduction1
Part IIntellectual Leadership and the Development of the Intercultural Education Movement9
1Responding to Diversity in the Early 20th Century11
Nativists Define Who Is and Who Is Not an American12
A New Beginning: Intercultural Educators Challenge Nativist Perspectives16
Divergent Views Within the Movement20
Social Scientists Provide Intellectual Arguments for Intercultural Education23
Linking Transformative Knowledge to School Knowledge29
2Leadership Through Values: Learning from the Lives of Intercultural Leaders31
Putting a Face on Intercultural Education31
Major Initiatives in Intercultural Education35
Leadership Makes a Difference46
3Linking Schools to the Communities They Serve49
Benjamin Franklin High School: A School Centered in the Community50
Intercultural Education at BFHS55
Informing School Knowledge Through Community Involvement61
They Made a Difference72
Part IIThe Achievements and Failures of Intergroup Education75
4Teaching for Tolerance and Understanding: The Meaning of Intergroup Education77
Using the Media to Reduce Intergroup Tensions77
Intergroup Education as a Way to Teach for Tolerance and Understanding81
Principles Undergirding the Work of Intercultural Education82
Mixed Messages to Students and Teachers95
The Human Cost of the Internment102
Learning From the Past and Acknowledging Old Wrongs104
Unlearned Lessons107
5Borders and Boundaries in Intercultural Education109
Transforming Cultural Borders into Boundaries110
Funding for Intercultural Education115
Segregation in New York City Schools116
Concerns about National Unity Exacerbates Borders in Intercultural Education123
Part IIIThe Struggle to Include Transformative Voices in School Knowledge127
6Cycles of Change: The Waning Influence of Intercultural Education129
Intergroup Educators Turn Their Focus to Human Relations130
Intergroup Educators and the Contradictions of Race and Equity131
The McCarran Act: A Response to Racial and Ethnic Minorities138
An Egalitarian Movement Dies139
7The Legacy of Intercultural Education to Multicultural Education141
Comparison of the Social Context in which Intergroup Education and Multicultural Education Developed141
The Scopes of Intergroup Education and Multicultural Education Compared143
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same146
Four Lingering Questions148
One Era Ends and a New One Begins159
Notes161
References163
Index177
About the Author185

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