Speaking the Unpleasant: The Politics of (non) Engagement in the Multicultural Education Terrain

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Discusses the issue of engagement, and nonengagement, of students in multicultural education programs.
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Comprises 17 contributions exploring issues of multiculturalism in education. Topics include engaging students' re-cognition of racial identity, creating community in multicultural courses, pedagogy against the current, identity and engagement in multicultural education, the use of history in multicultural/ multilingual teacher education, and reducing defensiveness in multicultural education. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Christine E. Sleeter

Foreword: Tongue-Tying Multiculturalism

Donaldo Macedo

Introduction: Speaking the Unpleasant

1. Engaging the Multicultural Education Terrain: A Holographic Montage for Engagers

Rodolfo Chávez Chávez

2. From Claiming Hegemony to Sharing Space: Creating Community in Multicultural Courses

Sonia Nieto

3. Mediating Curriculum: Problems of Nonengagement and Practices of Engagement

Beverly Cross

4. Engaging Students' Re-Cognition of Racial Identity

James O'Donnell

5. Toward a Just Society: Recalibrating Multicultural Teachers

Lynne T. Díaz-Rico

6. Fostering Engagement: Barriers in Teacher Education

Gaile S. Cannella

7. Confessions of a Methods Fetishist: Or, the Cultural Politics of Reflective Nonengagement

Mark Dressman

8. Upstream in the Mainstream: Pedagogy against the Current

Robert E. Bahruth and Stanley F. Steiner

9. Engaging Special Education Practitioners with Language and Culture: Pitfalls and Challenges

Jozi De León, Catherine Median , and Robert Ortiz

10. Exploring the Use of History in Multicultural/Multilingual Teacher Education

Kip Téllez and Sharon O'Malley

11. The Struggle for Cultural Self: "From Numb to Dumb"

Susan M. Rumann

12. Challenging Privilege: White Male Middle-Class Opposition in the Multicultural Education Terrain

Robert Smith

13. Moving Off Center: Engaging White Education Students in Multicultural Field Experiences

Carolyn R. O'Grady

14. Identity and Engagement in Multicultural Education

Betsy J. Cahill and Eve M. Adams

15. Lowering the Shields: Reducing Defensiveness in Multicultural Education

Diane J. Goodman

16. (E)strange(d) Relations: Psychological Concepts in Multicultural Education

Nancy Lesko

17. Teaching Within/Against the Backlash: A Group Dialogue about Power and Pedagogy in the 1990s

Gary L. Anderson, Mary Bentley, Bernardo Gallegos , Kathryn Herr , and Elizabeth Saavedra


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