Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society / Edition 8

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Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society / Edition 8

This respected text for courses in Multicultural or Multiethnic Education provides students the tools necessary to teach effectively in today’s diverse classrooms. “Pluralistic” is defined as having multiple aspects or parts. The classroom of today has students from multiple backgrounds, cultures, and races. Within those differing groups students have their own individual differences. Their home situations may be very different. They may be from a different social class. Each teacher also comes to the classroom with their own cultural background and past experiences that will effect how they will handle different situations. The goal of this book is to help students to apply what they have learned and in turn to prepare their students to live in our heterogeneous culture.

Eight micro-cultures that teachers may encounter in the classroom are examined in detail: They are:

· Ethnicity and race

· Class and socioeconomic status

· Gender and sexual orientation

· Exceptionality

· Language

· Religion

· Geography

· Age

Some of the features of the book are the ABC News Video Insights boxes that explore current issues in multicultural education today, Focus Your Cultural Lens Debates that ask the reader to take a position on controversial school issues with for and against statements to consider, and the Pause to Reflect feature which lists questions and activities to promote self-awareness and ownership of past experiences and how they may affect a teacher in the classroom. The Critical Incidents feature gives both real and hypothetical situations that occur in schools and encourage the reader to examine their feelings about them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780136138990
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/26/2008
Series: MyEducationLab Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 1,012,961
Product dimensions: 7.61(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Foundations of Multicultural Education2
Diversity in the Classroom4
Pluralism in Society11
Equality and Social Justice in a Democracy21
Multicultural Education28
Questions for Review32
Web Resources32
Suggested Readings33
Critical Incidents in Teaching35
Chapter 2Class36
Class Structure38
Social Stratification40
Socioeconomic Status40
Class Differences46
Interaction of Class with Race and Ethnicity, Gender, and Age56
Educational Implications64
Questions for Review71
Suggested Readings73
Critical Incidents in Teaching74
Chapter 3Ethnicity and Race76
Ethnic and Racial Diversity78
Ethnic and Racial Groups83
Intergroup Relations89
Racial and Ethnic Identity97
Educational Implications102
Questions for Review114
Web Resources114
Suggested Readings117
Critical Incidents in Teaching119
Chapter 4Gender124
Gender and Society126
Gender and Biology128
Gender and Culture130
Gender Identity132
Sexism and Gender Discrimination136
Interaction of Gender with Ethnicity, Class, and Religion144
Educational Implications146
Questions for Review155
Web Resources155
Suggested Readings157
Critical Incidents in Teaching158
Chapter 5Exceptionality160
Students with Disabilities and Those Who Are Gifted and Talented162
Historical Antecedents165
Disproportionate Placements in Special Education166
Exceptionality and Society173
Exceptional Microcultures175
Educational Implications181
Normalization and Mainstreaming185
Questions for Review188
Suggested Readings190
Critical Incidents in Teaching192
Chapter 6Religion196
Religion and Culture198
Religion as a Way of Life201
Religious Pluralism in the United States203
Religion and Gender219
Religion and Homosexuality220
Religion and Race221
Beliefs: A Function of Class and Education223
Individual Religious Identity223
Influence of the Religious Right224
Educational Implications227
Questions for Review233
Suggested Readings235
Critical Incidents in Teaching236
Chapter 7Language240
Language and Culture242
The Nature of Language245
Language Differences247
Dialect Differences250
Nonverbal Communication258
Second Language Acquisition259
Official English (English Only) Controversy261
Educational Implications263
Questions for Review269
Suggested Readings272
Critical Incidents in Teaching273
Chapter 8Age274
Age and Culture277
Critical Issues in Childhood277
Critical Issues in Adolescence283
Educational Implications305
Questions for Review308
Suggested Readings312
Critical Incidents in Teaching313
Chapter 9Education That Is Multicultural318
Multicultural Education320
Culturally Responsive Teaching325
Crossing Borders334
Teaching Urban, Rural, and Suburban Schools338
Teaching for Democracy and Social Justice341
School Climate343
Professional Growth348
Questions for Review350
Web Resources351
Suggested Readings353
Subject Index356
Name Index360

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