Multiculturalism and Education: Diversity and its Impact on Schools and Society

Multiculturalism and Education: Diversity and its Impact on Schools and Society

by Thomas J. La Belle, Christopher R. Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791419401

ISBN-13: 9780791419403

Pub. Date: 07/01/1994

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book introduces multiculturalism and its relationship to education and schooling, while also highlighting current approaches to multicultural education and placing them in a broad comparative and international context.

Through a comparative view that is both domestic and international, the book explores ethnicity, race, class, and education (kindergarten

Overview

This book introduces multiculturalism and its relationship to education and schooling, while also highlighting current approaches to multicultural education and placing them in a broad comparative and international context.

Through a comparative view that is both domestic and international, the book explores ethnicity, race, class, and education (kindergarten through higher education) as they interact to integrate populations, while also serving vested interests and enhancing group identity and status. The authors position multiculturalism as a political and social phenomena that affects and interacts with education and its institutions. To do this, they draw upon international cases as well as the history of segmentation and integration in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791419403
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/1994
Series:
SUNY series, Frontiers in Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
0.51(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I. Multiculturalism: History and Contemporary Perspectives

1. Multiculturalism and Education: Historical Developments in the United States

2. Multiculturalism: The Controversy and Context

Part II. Nation, State, Community, and Family in Multiculturalism and Education

3. The Nation-State and Multicultural Identities

4. The State, Community, Family, and Formal Education in Societal Integration

Part III. Schools and Multicultural Education

5. Schools as Centers of Diversity in Teaching and Learning

6. The Influence of Values on Educational Policy and Practice

Part IV. Multiculturalism, Education, and Change

7. Education and Alternative Strategies for Social, Economic, and Political Change

8. Approaches to Multiculturalism and Educational Pedagogy

Notes

References

Index

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