An Introduction to Multicultural Education

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-31
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This book gives teachers a strong background in the conceptual, theoretical, and philosophical issues in multicultural education. Cultural Diversity and Educationis designed to help pre-service and in-service educators clarify the philosophical and definitional issues related to pluralistic education, derive a clarified philosophical position, design and implement effective teaching strategies that reflect ethnic and cultural diversity, and prepare sound guidelines for multicultural programs and practices. This book describes actions that educators can take to institutionalize educational programs and practices related to ethnic and cultural diversity.

Author Biography

James A. Banks is Kerry and Linda Killinger Professor of Diversity Studies and Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Goals and Misconceptionsp. 1
Citizenship Education and Diversity in a Global Agep. 17
Dimensions and School Characteristicsp. 30
Curriculum Transformationp. 39
Knowledge Componentsp. 52
Teaching with Powerful Ideasp. 65
School Reform and Intergroup Educationp. 90
Multicultural Education: For Freedom's Sakep. 104
Multicultural Benchmarksp. 111
Essential Principles for Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Societyp. 121
Checklist for Evaluating Informational Materialsp. 124
A Multicultural Education Evaluation Checklistp. 127
A Multicultural Education Basic Libraryp. 130
Glossaryp. 133
Referencesp. 137
Indexp. 157
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