Critical Multiculturalism: Theory and Praxis

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  • Copyright: 2/24/2010
  • Publisher: Routledge
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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 anti-racist education, critical race theory, and critical pedagogy, critical multiculturalism has offered a fuller analysis of oppression and 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 Praxisbrings 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.

Author Biography

Stephen May is Professor of Education in the School of Critical Studies in Education, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Christine E. Sleeter is Professor Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Critical Multiculturalism: Theory and Praxisp. 1
Critical Multiculturalism and Teachers
Critical Multiculturalism and Higher Education: Resistance and Possibilities Within Teacher Educationp. 19
Empowering Preservice Teachers, Students, and Families Through Critical Multiculturalism: Interweaving Social Foundations of Education and Community Action Projectsp. 33
Daring to Infuse Ideology into Language-Teacher Educationp. 47
Discursive Positioning and Educational Reformp. 61
Critical Multicultural Practices in Early Childhood Educationp. 73
Critical Multiculturalism in Language and Language Arts
Critical Multiculturalism and Subject Englishp. 87
Critical Multicultural Education and Second/Foreign Language Teachingp. 99
Critical Multiculturalism and Cultural and Media Studiesp. 113
Critical Multiculturalism in Mathematics/Sciences
Critical Multicultural Approaches to Mathematics Education in Urban, KĘ-12 Classroomsp. 127
Digital Stories for Critical Multicultural Education: A Freireian Approachp. 139
Knowing Our Place: Critical Multicultural Science Educationp. 151
Critical Multiculturalism in Humanities and Social Science
Discussing Race and Culture in the Middle-School Classroom: Scaffolding Critical Multiculturalismp. 165
A Critical Multicultural Approach to Physical Education: Challenging Discourses of Physicality and Building Resistant Practices in Schoolsp. 177
The Arts and Social Justice in a Critical Multicultural Education Classroomp. 191
Breaking Through "Crusts of Convention" to Realize Music Education's Potential Contribution to Critical Multiculturalismp. 203
List of Contributorsp. 215
Indexp. 219
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