Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives / Edition 7

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Overview

This handy reference is designed to help present and future educators acquire the concepts, paradigms, and explanations needed to become effective practitioners in culturally, racially, and language diverse classrooms and schools. The Fifth Edition reflects current and emerging research, concepts, and debates about the education of students from both genders and from different cultural, racial, ethnic, and language groups.
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Written for present and future educators, this book offers guidance on becoming an effective teacher in the diverse classroom. Scholars in education, ethnic studies, anthropology, gender studies, and psychology present research, concepts, and debates on the education of students from different cultural, racial, ethnic, and language groups. Specific attention is given to issues of religion, gender, race, ethnicity, language, exceptionality, and school reform. Appendixes include a glossary and a list of multicultural resources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470483282
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 737,675
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

James A. Banks is Russell F. Stark University Professor and Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is past President of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and a member of the National Academy of Education.

Cherry A. McGee Banks is professor of education at the University of Washington, Bothell. She is the co-author of Teaching Strategies for the Social Studies: Decision-Making and Citizen Action, and is the author of Improving Multicultural Education: Lessons From the Intergroup Education Movement.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Issues and Concepts 1

Chapter 1. Multicultural Education: Characteristics and Goals 3

Chapter 2. Culture is Society and in Educational Practices 31

Chapter 3. Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in the Classroom 61

Part II. Social Class and Religion 85

Chapter 4. Social Class and Educational Equality 87

Chapter 5. Christian Nation or Pluralistic Culture: Religion in American Life 110

Part III. Gender 133

Chapter 6. Gender Bias: From Colonial America to Today's Classrooms 135

Chapter 7. Classrooms for Diversity: Rethinking Curriculum and Pedagogy 164

Chapter 8. Transforming the Curriculum: Teaching about Women of Color 186

Part IV. Race, Ethnicity, and Language 209

Chapter 9. Educational Equality for Students of Color 211

Chapter 10. Approaches to Multicultural Curriculum Reform 242

Chapter 11. The Colorblind Perspectives in School: Causes and Consequences 265

Chapter 12. Language Diversity and Education 289

Part V. Exceptionality 315

Chapter 13. Educational Equality for Students with Disabilities 317

Chapter 14. School Inclusion and Multicultural Issues in Special Education 350

Chapter 15. Recruiting and Retaining Gifted Students from Diverse Ethnic, Cultural, and Language Groups 379

Part VI. School Reform 399

Chapter 16. School Reform and Student Learning: A Multicultural Perspective 401

Chapter 17. Families and Teachers Working Together for School Improvement 421

Appendix: Multicultural Resources 443

Index 457

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