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This eighth edition of Human Diversity in Education: An Intercultural Approach continues to focus on the preparation of teachers and other human-service providers who not only can teach and interact more effectively with the wide diversity of students they are certain to encounter, but are also able to transmit this knowledge and skill to the individuals in their charge.
The book continues to provide a broad treatment of the various forms of diversity common in today's schools, including nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, social class, language acquisition and use, sexual orientation, health concerns, and disability. We also maintain its research-based approach, with an increased cross-cultural and intercultural emphasis.
We continue to stress that it is both at the level of the individual teacher as well as the organizational structure of the school where significant change must occur with regard to how diversity is understood and accommodated.
Table of Contents
1 Foundations for Teaching in an Increasingly Intercultural Context
Chapter 1 Education in a Changing Society
Chapter 2 Multicultural Education: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives
Chapter 3 Culture and the Culture-Learning Process
Chapter 4 Classrooms and Schools as Cultural Crossroads
Chapter 5 Intercultural Development: Considering the Growth of Self and Others
2 Multicultural Teaching in Action
Chapter 6 Creating Classrooms That Address Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 7 The Classroom as a Global Community: Nationality and Region
Chapter 8 Developing Learning Communities: Language and Learning Style
Chapter 9 Religious Pluralism in Secular Classrooms
Chapter 10 Developing a Collaborative Classroom: Gender and Sexual Orientation
Chapter 11 Creating Developmentally Appropriate Classrooms: The Importance of Age and Developmental Status
Chapter 12 Creating Inclusive Classrooms: The Ability/Disability Continuum and the Health Dimension
Chapter 13 Improving Schools for All Children: The Role of Social Class and Social Status in Teaching and Learning