Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives / Edition 8

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Multicultural Education is a reader for educators that consists of articles written by the top scholars in the field. It helps them understand the concepts, paradigms, and explanations needed to become more effective practitioners in culturally, racially and language diverse classrooms. Each chapter now incorporates new theoretical, conceptual, and research developments in the field. A new chapter focuses on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. Every statistical table, figure, and chart has also been updated to present the most current information. Educators will gain insight that they’ll be able to apply in the classroom.

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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: 9781118360088
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 93,851
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.70 (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

Chapter 1: Multicultural Education: Characteristics andGoals
James A. Banks

Chapter 2: Culture, Teaching, and Learning
Christina Convertino, Bradley A. Levinson, and NormaGonzález

Chapter 3: Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in theClassroom
Carl A. Grant and Christine E. Sleeter

Part II Social Class and Religion

Chapter 4: Social Class and Education
Lois Weis

Chapter 5: Christian Nation or Pluralistic Culture: Religion inAmerican Life
Charles H. Lippy

Part III Gender

Chapter 6: Gender Bias: From Colonial America to Today'sClassrooms
David Sadker and Karen Zittleman

Chapter 7: Classrooms for Diversity: Rethinking Curriculum andPedagogy
Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault

Chapter 8: Understanding and Supporting Gender Equity inSchools
Diane Pollard

Chapter 9: Queer Lessons: Multiculturalism and Sexual and GenderMinorities in Multicultural Education
Cris Mayo

Part IV Race, Ethnicity, and Language

Chapter 10: Approaches to Multicultural Curriculum Reform
James A. Banks

Chapter 11: Backstage Racism: Implications for Teaching
Leslie H. Picca and Ruth Thompson-Miller

Chapter 12: Language Diversity and Schooling
Tom T. Stritikus and Manka M. Varghese

Part V Exceptionality

Chapter 13: Educational Equality for Students withDisabilities
Sara C. Bicard and William L. Heward

Chapter 14: School Inclusion and Multicultural Issues in SpecialEducation
Luanna H. Meyer, Jill M. Bevan-Brown, Hyun-Sook Park andCatherine Savage

Chapter 15: Recruiting and Retaining Gifted Students fromDifferent Ethnic, Cultural, and Language Groups
Donna Y. Ford

Part VI School Reform

Chapter 16: School Reform and Student Learning: A MulticulturalPerspective
Sonia Nieto and Patty Bode

Chapter 17: Families and Teachers Working Together for SchoolImprovement
Cherry A. McGee Banks

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