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Critical Multiculturalism: Theory and Praxis / Edition 1

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Critical Multiculturalism: Theory and Praxis / Edition 1

Critical multiculturalism has emerged over the last decade as a direct challenge to liberal or benevolent forms of multicultural education. By integrating and advancing various critical theoretical threads such as antiracist education, critical race theory, and critical pedagogy, critical multiculturalism has offered a fuller analysis of oppression and the institutionalization of unequal power relations in education. But what do these powerful theories really mean for classroom practice and specific disciplines?

Edited by two leading authorities on multicultural education, Critical Multiculturalism: Theory and Praxis brings together international scholars of critical multiculturalism to directly and illustratively address what a transformed critical multicultural approach to education might mean for teacher education and classroom practice. Providing both contextual background and curriculum specific subject coverage ranging from language arts and mathematics to science and technology, each chapter shows how critical multiculturalism relates to praxis. As a watershed in the further development of critical multicultural approaches to education, this timely collection will be required reading for all scholars, educators, and practitioners of multicultural education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415802857
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/24/2010
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Stephen May is Professor of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Christine E. Sleeter is Professor Emerita, College of Professional Studies, California State University Monterey Bay.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Critical Multiculturalism: Theory and Praxis Stephen May Christine E. Sleeter 1

Part 1 Critical Multiculturalism and Teachers

1 Critical Multiculturalism and Higher Education: Resistance and Possibilities Within Teacher Education Michael Vavrus 19

2 Empowering Preservice Teachers, Students, and Families Through Critical Multiculturalism: Interweaving Social Foundations of Education and Community Action Projects Virginia Lea 33

3 Daring to Infuse Ideology into Language-Teacher Education Lilia I. Bartolomé 47

4 Discursive Positioning and Educational Reform Russell Bishop 61

5 Critical Multicultural Practices in Early Childhood Education Jeanette Rhedding-Jones 73

Part II Critical Multiculturalism in Language and Language Arts

6 Critical Multiculturalism and Subject English Terry Locke 87

7 Critical Multicultural Education and Second/Foreign Language Teaching Ryuko Kubota 99

8 Critical Multiculturalism and Cultural and Media Studies Sanjay Sharma 113

Part III Critical Multiculturalism in Mathematics/Sciences

9 Critical Multicultural Approaches to Mathematics Education in Urban, K?-12 Classrooms Eric Gutstein 127

10 Digital Stories for Critical Multicultural Education: A Freireian Approach James C. McShay 139

11 Knowing Our Place: Critical Multicultural Science Education Georgina M. Stewart 151

Part IV Critical Multiculturalism in Humanities and Social Science

12 Discussing Race and Culture in the Middle-School Classroom: Scaffolding Critical Multiculturalism Jill Ewing Flynn 165

13 A Critical Multicultural Approach to Physical Education: Challenging Discourses of Physicality and Building Resistant Practices in Schools Katie Fitzpatrick 177

14 The Arts and Social Justice in a Critical Multicultural Education Classroom Mary Stone Hanley 191

15 Breaking Through "Crusts of Convention" to Realize Music Education's Potential Contribution to Critical Multiculturalism Charlene A. Morton 203

List of Contributors 215

Index 219

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