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Multicultural Education of Children and Adolescents / Edition 5
     

Multicultural Education of Children and Adolescents / Edition 5

by M. Lee T. Manning
 

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ISBN-10: 0205592562

ISBN-13: 2900205592561

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Pearson

A New Case Studies approach to teaching multicultural education which offers a broad definition of multicultural, covering six groups and incorporating topics such as gender, disability, and sexual orientation.

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A New Case Studies approach to teaching multicultural education which offers a broad definition of multicultural, covering six groups and incorporating topics such as gender, disability, and sexual orientation.

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ISBN-13:
2900205592561
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384

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Prefacexv
Part IMulticultural Education and Its Response to Our Nation's Increasing Diversity1
1Multicultural Education3
Overview3
Multicultural Education for Culturally Pluralistic Schools3
Definition4
Principles5
Concepts7
Goals8
Assumptions8
Myths and Misconceptions10
A Brief Historical Overview11
The Influence of Court Decisions12
Interdisciplinary Approaches13
The Effective Multicultural Educator14
Challenges of Designing Multicultural Education Programs15
Ethnocentrism16
Developing Positive Cultural Identities17
Racism18
Stereotypes, Prejudices, and Generalizations21
Myths and Realities22
Understanding Learners from Culturally Different Backgrounds22
Controversial Issues in Multicultural Education23
Summing Up25
Suggested Learning Activities25
Suggestions for Collaborative Efforts26
Expanding Your Horizons: Additional Journal Readings and Books26
2An Increasingly Multicultural Society28
Overview28
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives30
The Culturally Different: Demographics31
African Americans35
Asian Americans36
European Americans and Other Cultural Groups38
Hispanic Americans39
Native Americans42
Understanding Diversity44
Culture44
Race44
Ethnicity45
Gender45
Sexual Orientation47
Individual48
Socioeconomic Factors49
Challenges in a Culturally Diverse Society50
The Cultural Deficit Model50
The Cultural Mismatch Model51
The Culturally Different Model51
Understanding and Reducing Racism52
Understanding and Dispelling Stereotypes53
Helping Learners Develop Positive Cultural Identities54
Summing Up54
Suggested Learning Activities54
Suggestions for Collaborative Efforts55
Expanding Your Horizons: Additional Journal Readings and Books55
Part IIUnderstanding Learners and Their Cultural Backgrounds57
3Understanding African American Children and Adolescents59
Overview60
Origins60
African Americans Today61
Stereotyping of African American Children and Adolescents63
Cultural Characteristics64
Gender67
Socioeconomic Status68
Families70
Religion72
Language73
Achievement Levels74
Language Problems77
Learning Styles: Cultural Considerations79
School Practices Impeding African Americans' Progress80
Promoting Positive Self-Esteem and Cultural Identities82
Summing Up85
Suggested Learning Activities85
Suggestions for Collaborative Efforts86
Expanding Your Horizons: Additional Journal Readings and Books86
Expanding Your Students' Horizons: Appropriate African American Books for Children and Adolescents87
4Understanding Asian American Children and Adolescents88
Overview88
Origins89
Asian Americans Today90
Stereotyping of Asian American Children and Adolescents90
Cultural Characteristics92
Gender94
Socioeconomic Status96
Families96
Religion98
Language99
Asian American Learners in the School100
Achievement Levels102
Language Problems105
Learning Styles: Cultural Considerations106
School Practices Impeding Asian Americans' Progress106
Promoting Self-Esteem and Cultural Identities108
Summing Up110
Suggested Learning Activities110
Suggestions for Collaborative Efforts111
Expanding Your Horizons: Additional Journal Readings and Books111
Expanding Your Students' Horizons: Appropriate Asian American Books for Children and Adolescents112
5Understanding European American Children and Adolescents114
Overview114
Origins115
European Americans Today119
Stereotyping of European American Children and Adolescents121
Cultural Characteristics121
Gender123
Socioeconomic Status123
Families123
Religion127
Language127
European American Learners in the School128
Learning Styles: Cultural Considerations130
School Practices Impeding European Americans' Progress131
Promoting Self-Esteem and Cultural Identities131
Summing Up134
Suggested Learning Activities134
Suggestions for Collaborative Efforts135
Expanding Your Horizons: Additional Journal Readings and Books135
Expanding Your Students' Horizons: Appropriate European American Books for Children and Adolescents136
6Understanding Hispanic American Children and Adolescents137
Overview137
Origins138
Hispanic Americans Today139
Stereotyping of Hispanic American Children and Adolescents140
Hispanic American Children and Adolescents141
Cultural Characteristics141
Gender144
Socioeconomic Status145
Families145
Religion147
Language148
Hispanic American Learners in the School149
Educators' Understanding of Hispanic Americans149
Achievement Levels149
Language Problems153
Learning Styles: Cultural Considerations155
School Practices Impeding Hispanic Americans' Progress157
Promoting Self-Esteem and Positive Cultural Identities158
Summing Up161
Suggested Learning Activities161
Suggestions for Collaborative Efforts162
Expanding Your Horizons: Additional Journal Readings and Books162
Expanding Your Students' Horizons: Appropriate Hispanic American Books for Children and Adolescents162
7Understanding Native American Children and Adolescents165
Overview165
Origins166
Native Americans Today166
Stereotyping of Native American Children and Adolescents167
Cultural Characteristics170
Gender174
Socioeconomic Status174
Families175
Religion177
Language178
Native American Learners in the School180
Achievement Levels183
Language Problems184
Learning Styles: Cultural Considerations185
School Practices Impeding Native Americans' Progress185
Promoting Self-Esteem and Positive Cultural Identities187
Summing Up189
Suggested Learning Activities190
Suggestions for Collaborative Efforts190
Expanding Your Horizons: Additional Journal Readings and Books191
Expanding Your Students' Horizons: Appropriate Native American Books for Children and Adolescents191
Part IIITeaching and Learning in a Diverse Society193
8Curricular Efforts195
Overview195
Toward Cultural Diversity196
The Illusion of Change and Progress198
The Continuing Need for Change in Educational Practices198
From Illusion to Reality: Responding to Racism, Discrimination, Ethnocentrism, and Stereotypes199
Planning and Implementing a Multicultural Education Curriculum200
The Total School Environment200
Reform Efforts201
Guidelines for Developing Multicultural Curricula201
The Hidden Curriculum204
Guidelines for a Multicultural Curriculum206
Assessing the Need for Curricular Change207
Selecting Bias-Free Curricular and Teaching and Learning Materials208
Evaluating Curricular Efforts210
A Multicultural Education Unit213
Considerations213
Example214
The Unit: Unjust Treatment of People of Culturally Diverse Backgrounds214
Rationale214
Objectives and Activities214
Language Arts214
Mathematics215
Science215
Social Studies215
Art215
Music216
Other Resources216
Other Topics for Multicultural Units218
Extending the Multicultural Education Curriculum218
Parental and Community Involvement218
Extracurricular Activities220
Summing Up221
Suggested Learning Activities221
Suggestions for Collaborative Efforts222
Expanding Your Horizons: Additional Journal Readings and Books222
9Instructional Practices224
Overview224
Valuing Individual and Cultural Differences226
Recognizing and Accepting Diversity226
Effective Educators in Multicultural Settings228
Knowledge228
Attitudes228
Skills230
Behaviors Essential in Multicultural Classrooms230
Educator Self-Evaluation231
Organization and Instruction--Cultural Considerations233
Ability Grouping235
Cooperative Learning235
Language Differences238
The School Environment239
Working toward a Multicultural School Environment239
Promoting Self-Esteem and Positive Cultural Identities244
Diversity among Faculty and Staff245
Cultural Perspectives245
Socioeconomic and Class Differences245
The Role of Parents and Families248
Learner Evaluation248
Evaluating Learners' Progress249
Summing Up249
Suggested Learning Activities250
Suggestions for Collaborative Efforts250
Expanding Your Horizons: Additional Journal Readings and Books251
10Individual and Cultural Differences252
Overview252
The Reality of Individual and Cultural Diversity253
Differences and Their Influence on Learning254
Achievement, Intelligence, and Cognitive Processes254
Self-Esteem256
Gender257
Developmental Levels and Cognitive Readiness258
Beliefs, Attitudes, and Values259
Motivation260
Socioeconomic Class262
Exceptionalities262
The Dangers of Labeling and Erroneous Placement262
Disabling Conditions264
Gifted and Talented264
Language265
Dialect Differences266
Language and Culture: Inseparable Relationships267
Multicultural Programs Emphasizing Language Diversity267
Effective Strategies for Linguistically Different Learners267
Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language269
Celebrating and Responding to Cultural Diversity271
Building Cultural Identities272
Learning Styles274
Summing Up275
Suggested Learning Activities276
Suggestions for Collaborative Efforts276
Expanding Your Horizons: Additional Journal Readings and Books277
11Parents and Families of Culturally Diverse Backgrounds278
Overview279
Involving and Educating Parents and Families280
The Advantages of Parent Involvement and Education280
Understanding Both Immediate and Extended Families281
Reasons Parents Might Resist Teachers' Efforts