Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society (with MyEducationLab) / Edition 8

Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society (with MyEducationLab) / Edition 8

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Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society (with MyEducationLab) / Edition 8

Are you prepared to teach in today’s diverse classrooms? The eighth edition of this well-respected text now provides you the ability to apply what you have learned regarding multicultural education. This edition also provides real classroom video to help you relate to, understand, and celebrate eight micro-cultures that you may encounter in your own future classrooms: ethnicity and race, class and socioeconomic status, gender and sexual orientation, exceptionality, language, religion, geography, and age.

Multiculturalism Today: Experience and Apply

  • NEW! TAKE ACTION: Lesson Plans for the Multicultural Classroom
    • Visit to see nine lesson plans brought to life in real classrooms across the country illustrating chapter concepts.
  • Critical Incidents — Engaging features of real-life and hypothetical situations that occur in schools and classrooms today encourage you to examine your feelings, attitudes, and reactions.
  • NEW! Licensure Test Preparation — Prepare for your professional licensure exam by answering sample test items, similar in format to state licensure tests, that help you consider issues raised in the chapter.
  • NEW!MyEducationLab Course — For your success, this online text-specific course provides chapter pretests and posttests supported by study material to help you understand course content; and homework and exercises to help you apply chapter content and practice teaching skills. To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780136138990. To order this book WITH MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780137147991. Click here to learn more about MyEducationLab.

Explore Your Beliefs

  • ABC News Video Insights — Watch 14 ABC News videos that explore current issues in multicultural education today including five new topics on: immigration, zero tolerance policies, evolution and creationism, social cruelty and bullying, as well as the Civil Rights Era.
  • Focus Your Cultural Lens: Debate —This feature asks you to take a position on controversial school issues with for and against statements for your consideration.
  • Pause to Reflect — Questions and activities promote self-awareness and ownership of your past experiences and help you consider how they can influence your current and future teaching practice in diverse classrooms.

Expand Your Knowledge of Current Topics

  • NEW! Geography Chapter — This new chapter explores the impact of geography on our cultural identity. Main topics include immigration, regional cultures in the U.S., and the impact of globalization.
  • NEW! New Topics — Expanded attention to sexual orientation, non-Western religions, and Evangelicals capture issues at the forefront of our constantly changing society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780137147991
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 04/23/2008
Series: MyEducationLab Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foundations of Multicultural Education

Diversity in the Classroom

Mutlicultural Education


Cultural Identity

Pluralism in Society

Equality and Social Justice in a Democracy

Chapter 2 Ethnicity and Race

Ethnic and Racial Diversity

Civil Rights




Chapter 3 Class and Socioeconomic Status

Class Structure

Socioeconomic Status

Class Differences

Interaction of Class with Race and Ethnicity, Gender, and Age

Chapter 4 Gender and Sexual Orientation

Male and Female Differences

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

The Women's Movement

Sexism and Gender Discrimination

Chapter 5 Exceptionality

Students with Disabilities and Those Who Are Gifted and Talented



Exceptional Individuals and Society

Disproportionate Placement in Special Education

California Proposition 227 and Special Education

Chapter 6 Language

Language and Culture

The Nature of Language

Language Differences

Nonverbal Communication

Chapter 7 Religion

Religion and Culture

Religion as a Way of Life

Religious Pluralism in the United States

Interaction of Religion with Gender, Homosexuality, and Race

Individual Religious Identity

Chapter 8 Geography

Geography and Culture

Regional Diversity in the United States

Rural, Urban, and Suburban Areas



Chapter 9 Age

Age and Culture



Young Adulthood

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