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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.
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Editorial Reviews

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 (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471149828
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/12/2003
  • Series: Wiley/Jossey-Bass Education Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.76 (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. Multicultural Education: Characteristics and Goals (James A. Banks).

2. Culture in Society and in Educational Practices (Frederick Erickson).

3. Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in the Classroom (Carl A. Grant and Christine E. Sleeter).

Part II: Social Class and Religion.

4. Social Class and Educational Equality (Caroline Hodges Persell).

5. Christian Nation or Pluralistic Culture: Religion in American Life (Charles H. Lippy)
Feature: Introduction to American Muslims: Cousins and Strangers Feature: American Muslims: Cousins and Strangers (Diana L. Eck).

Part III: Gender.

6. Gender Bias: From Colonial America to Today's Classrooms (David Sadker and Myra Sadker).

7. Classrooms for Diversity: Rethinking Curriculum and Pedagogy (Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault).

8. Transforming the Curriculum: Teaching About Women of Color (Johnnella E. Butler).

Part IV: Race, Ethnicity, and Language.

9. Educational Equality for Students of Color (Geneva Gay).

10. Approaches to Multicultural Curriculum Reform (James A. Banks).

11. The Colorblind Perspective in School: Causes and Consequences (Janet Ward Schofield).

12. Language Diversity and Education (Carlos J. Ovando).

Part V: Exceptionality.

13. Educational Equality for Students with Disabilities (William L. Heward, Sara C. Ernsbarger and Rodney A. Cavenaugh).

14. School Inclusion and Multicultural Issues in Special Education (Luanna H. Meyer, Jill Bevan-Brown, Beth Harry, and Mara Sapon-Shevin).

15. Recruiting and Retaining Gifted Students from Diverse Ethnic, Cultural, and Language Groups (Donna Y. Ford).

Part VI: School Reform.

16. School Reform and Student Learning: A Multicultural Perspective (Sonia Nieto).

17. Families and Teachers: Working Together for School Improvement (Cherry A. McGee Banks).

Appendix: Multicultural Resources.




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