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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.
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
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.