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An Educational Psychology of Methods in Multicultural Education / Edition 2

An Educational Psychology of Methods in Multicultural Education / Edition 2

by Christopher Thao VangChristopher Thao Vang


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The United States of America is a multilingual and multicultural nation made up of people of culturally, economically, religiously, and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Designed to appeal to all educators, this book was written to help prospective educators address socio-cultural questions, ideas, issues, and curiosities they encounter in multicultural education. Differences in race, ethnicity, culture, religion, social class, and socio-economic status call for comprehensive multicultural education—not only for students, but also for teachers. Today’s pre-service and in-service educators—teachers, administrators, parents, and teacher candidates—need to understand how students of various cultures feel, learn, understand, and behave in elementary and secondary schools as well as how these students adjust and adapt to the mainstream society in the communities where they live. The information in this book will guide educators in exploring the socio-cultural issues of cultural diversity and multiculturalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433107917
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 03/16/2010
Series: Educational Psychology Series: Critical Pedagogical Perspectives , #6
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 361
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

Christopher Thao Vang is an associate professor of teacher education at California State University, Stanislaus. Dr. Vang teaches courses in methods in multilingual education, the foundation of education in a diverse society, health and science methodology, and classroom management and professional practices. In addition to seven children’s books in Hmong and English, a handbook for Hmong parents written in Hmong, and many professional and refereed articles on multicultural issues and instructional approaches, Dr. Vang has written more than 90 online articles to educate the Hmong-American community on a variety of issues.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures – Foreword – Preface – Part One: The Multicultural Education Domain – The Psycho-Social Dimensions of Multicultural Education – The Dimensions of Student Diversity – Becoming Multicultural Educators – Part Two: The Student Diversity Domain – European American Children and Their Families – Hispanic American Children and Their Families – Native American Children and Their Families – African American Children and Their Families – Arab American Children and Their Families – Asian American Children and Their Families – Southeast Asian Children and Their Families – Part Three: The At-Risk Students’ Domain – At-Risk Students in Public Schools – Part Four: The School Curricular Domain – Challenges in Curricular Approaches – Multicultural Instructional Practices – Part Five: The Family and School Partnership Domain – Ways to Communicate with Diverse Parents – Appendix: Selected Resources – References – Index.

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