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Cultural Competence : A Primer for Educators

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9780534584160

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0534584160
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Pub. Date:
6/16/2004
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

We all know that an appreciation of diversity is important, but how do you teach that to students? CULTURAL COMPETENCE: A PRIMER FOR EDUCATORS shows you the basis of multicultural education strategies in a short, easy-to-use education textbook. And because this edition includes sections on the psycho-social dimensions of teaching culturally diverse populations, CULTURAL COMPETENCE: A PRIMER FOR EDUCATORS is timely as well. Thorough and handy, this is the education textbook you'll need to emphasize the importance of diversity in your classroom.

Table of Contents

Preface viii
Acknowledgments xi
About the Authors xiii
Chapter 1 Introduction 1(9)
The Purpose of This Text
4(6)
Chapter 2 What It Means to Be Culturally Competent 10(18)
Demographics
10(2)
Reactions to the Changing Demographics
12(1)
A Model of Cultural Competence
12(1)
Basic Assumptions
13(1)
Individual Cultural Competence Skill Areas
14(4)
Defining Professional Standards
18(1)
Why Become Culturally Competent?
18(1)
The Fear and Pain Associated with Moving toward Cultural Competence
19(4)
A Word to the Reader
23(1)
Discussion Questions
24(1)
Activity: Taking the Cultural Competency Survey
25(1)
Summary
26(2)
Chapter 3 Understanding Racism and Prejudice 28(24)
Defining and Contextualizing Racism
29(3)
Individual Racism and Prejudice
32(5)
Institutional Racism
37(6)
Cultural Racism
43(2)
Discussion Questions and Activities
45(4)
Summary
49(3)
Chapter 4 Understanding Privilege and Racial Consciousness among Whites 52(13)
White Privilege
53(3)
A Model of Racial Attitude Types
56(2)
A Model of White Racial-Identity Development
58(1)
Identity Development in the College Classroom
59(1)
Implications for White Teachers
60(1)
Reflection Questions and a Technique for Solving Problems
61(2)
Summary
63(2)
Chapter 5 Understanding Culture and Cultural Differences 65(24)
What Is Culture?
66(1)
Race and Culture in the Definition of Group Differences
67(1)
The Dimensions of Culture
68(3)
Comparing Cultural Paradigms in America
71(3)
A Case of Cross-Cultural Miscommunication
74(2)
Are Educational Theories Culture-Bound?
76(1)
Conflicting Values in Educational Theory
77(5)
Conflicting Strategies about Multicultural Education
82(3)
Reflection Questions and a Technique for Solving Problems
85(1)
Summary
86(1)
Introduction to Chapters 6, 7, 8, and 9
87(2)
Chapter 6 Children, Parents, and Families of Color 89(29)
Four Scenarios
90(1)
Child Development
91(9)
Parenting
100(7)
Families of Color
107(1)
Bicultural Families
108(6)
Reflection Questions and a Technique for Solving Problems
114(1)
Summary
115(3)
Chapter 7 Psychological and Educational Issues 118(29)
Racial Identity and Group Belonging
119(6)
Assimilation and Acculturation
125(7)
Stress
132(1)
Providing Psychological Support in the Classroom
133(2)
Isolated Students of Color
135(5)
Isolated Teachers of Color
140(1)
Interacting with Parents of Color
141(3)
Reflection Questions and Creative Problem Solving
144(1)
Summary
144(3)
Chapter 8 Bias in the Curriculum and in the Classroom 147(22)
The Impact of Social and Racial Attitudes
149(2)
Cultural Aspects of Curriculum Delivery
151(1)
Bias in Conceptualizing Ethnic Populations
152(2)
Bias in Assessment
154(2)
Who Are the Teachers?
156(2)
Teacher Characteristics That Make a Difference
158(1)
Curriculum Reform
159(2)
Aspects of Curriculum Transformation
161(2)
Child-Centeredness of the Curriculum
163(2)
Textbook and Literature Bias
165(1)
Is a Textbook Multiculturally Relevant?
166(1)
Reflection Questions and Creative Problem Solving
166(1)
Summary
167(2)
Chapter 9 Critical Issues in Working with Culturally Different Students 169(21)
Overcoming Anxiety
171(1)
Preparing for Cross-Cultural Work
172(1)
Finding Support for Cross-Cultural Teaching
173(1)
How Is Cross-Cultural Teaching Different?
173(1)
What Does Successful Cross-Cultural Teaching Look Like?
174(2)
Bilingualism
176(3)
Classroom Management and Interactional Style
179(2)
Avoiding the Stereotyping of Individual Group Members
181(3)
Immersion Experiences
184(3)
Reflection Questions and Creative Problem Solving
187(1)
Summary
187(2)
Introduction to Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14
189(1)
Chapter 10 Working with Latinola Students: An Interview with Aurora Cedillo 190(18)
Demographics
190(1)
Family and Cultural Values
191(3)
Our Interviewee
194(1)
The Interview
194(14)
Chapter 11 Working with Native American Students: An Interview with Jack Lawson 208(21)
Demographics
208(1)
Family and Cultural Values
209(3)
Our Interviewee
212(1)
The Interview
212(17)
Chapter 12 Working with African American Students: An Interview with William Cross 229(30)
Demographics
229(1)
Family and Cultural Values
230(4)
Our Interviewee
234(1)
The Interview
235(24)
Chapter 13 Working with Asian American Students: An Interview with Valerie Ooka Pang 259(18)
Demographics
259(2)
Family and Cultural Values
261(2)
Our Interviewee
263(1)
The Interview
263(14)
Chapter 14 Working with White Ethnic Students: An Interview with Rachel Israel 277(18)
Demographics and Cultural Similarities
277(3)
Our Interviewee
280(1)
The Interview
280(15)
References 295(13)
Index 308


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