Multicultural And Diversity Education

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In this comprehensive introduction to multicultural education, author Peter Appelbaum reveals that Native American-run schools in the early 19th century produced nearly 100 percent literacy rates—higher among western Oklahoma Cherokees than among whites in nearby Texas or Arkansas. Today, as the country rapidly becomes more racially and ethnically diverse, he discusses how success in diversity education requires that administrators, teachers, and students change the way they look at each other, the curriculum, and the structures and policies that govern schools.

Diversity and Multicultural Education: A Reference Handbook examines the political and educational arguments for and against multicultural education, provides a range of curriculum approaches, describes the dilemmas of assessment, and explores political and legal issues. Also included are a chronology, directories, and bibliographies.

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"The volume will be of interest to all academic institutions but particularly those with teacher training programs."


American Reference Books Annual

"[A]ccessible handbook . . . succinctly covers the historical background of multicultural/diversity education and reviews contemporary trends and developments . . . Highly recommended. All levels."



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576072646
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/11/2002
  • Series: Contemporary Education Issues Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 214
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Ch. 1 Overview 1
Ch. 2 Origins of Multicultural Education 21
Ch. 3 Curricular Approaches 41
Ch. 4 Case Studies 65
Ch. 5 Political and Legal Issues 95
Ch. 6 Barriers to Multiculturalism 117
Ch. 7 Associations and Organizations 141
Ch. 8 Print and Nonprint Resources 157
Glossary 179
Index 183
About the Author 193
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