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Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society (with MyEducationLab)

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8th
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9780137147991

ISBN10:
0137147996
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
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Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This respected text for courses in Multicultural or Multiethnic Education provides students the tools necessary to teach effectively in today#x19;s diverse classrooms.#xA0; #x1C;Pluralistic#x1D; is defined as having multiple aspects or parts.#xA0; The classroom of today has students from multiple backgrounds, cultures, and races.#xA0; Within those differing groups students have their own individual differences.#xA0; Their home situations may be very different.#xA0; They may be from a different social class.#xA0; Each teacher also comes to the classroom with their own cultural background and past experiences that will effect how they will handle different situations.#xA0; The goal of this book is to help students to apply what they have learned and in turn to prepare their students to live in our heterogeneous culture.#xA0; #xA0; Eight micro-cultures that teachers may encounter in the classroom are examined in detail.#xA0; They are: #xA0; #xB7;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Ethnicity and race #xB7;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Class and socioeconomic status #xB7;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Gender and sexual orientation #xB7;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Exceptionality #xB7;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Language #xB7;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Religion #xB7;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Geography #xB7;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Age #xA0; Some of the features of the book are the ABC News Video Insightsboxes that explore current issues in multicultural education today, Focus Your Cultural Lens Debatesthat ask the reader to take a position on controversial school issues with for and against statements to consider, and the Pause to Reflectfeature which lists questions and activities to promote self-awareness and ownership of past experiences and how they may affect a teacher in the classroom.#xA0;#xA0; The Critical Incidentsfeature gives both real and hypothetical situations that occur in schools and encourage the reader to examine their feelings about them.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Multicultural Education
Diversity in the Classroom
Mutlicultural Education
Culture
Cultural Identity
Pluralism in Society
Equality and Social Justice in a Democracy
Ethnicity and Race
Ethnic and Racial Diversity
Civil Rights
Ethnicity
Race
Racism
Class and Socioeconomic Status
Class Structure
Socioeconomic Status
Class Differences
Interaction of Class with Race and Ethnicity, Gender, and Age
Gender and Sexual Orientation
Male and Female Differences
Gender Identity
Sexual Orientation
The Women's Movement
Sexism and Gender Discrimination
Exceptionality
Students with Disabilities and Those Who Are Gifted and Talented
Litigation
Legislation
Exceptional Individuals and Society
Disproportionate Placement in Special Education
California Proposition 227 and Special Education
Language
Language and Culture
The Nature of Language
Language Differences
Nonverbal Communication
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
Geography
Geography and Culture
Regional Diversity in the United States
Rural, Urban, and Suburban Areas
Migration
Globalization
Age
Age and Culture
Childhood
Adolescence
Young Adulthood
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