An Introduction to Multicultural Education

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-01-11
  • Publisher: Pearson
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A brief, highly readable overview of the important concepts, principles, theories, and practices of multicultural education
Presenting need-to-know information in a concise, highly readable style, An Introduction to Multicultural Education helps busy pre-service and practicing educators increase their understanding of what multicultural education means for the increasingly diverse classrooms in the United States today. Leading authority James A. Banks includes the widely used concepts and paradigms that he has developed, such as the dimensions of multicultural education; approaches to multicultural curriculum reform; types of knowledge; and how to teach students to know, to care, and to act. In addition, the text covers the characteristics of effective multicultural lessons and units, the major benchmarks educators can use to determine sound multicultural education implementation, benchmarks to reform, and much more.

Filled with new developments, trends, and issues as well as current statistics, citations, and references, the 6th Edition now includes Reflection and Action Activities, end-of-chapter summaries, and a new typology of citizenship. 

Author Biography

James A. Banks holds the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies and is Founding Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. Professor Banks is a member of the National Academy of Education, a past President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA 1997-1998) and of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS, 1982). He is also an AERA Fellow and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford in 2005-2006. He is the editor of the Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education, the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education, and the Multicultural Education Series of books published by Teachers College Press, Columbia University. His textbooks include Cultural Diversity and Education: Foundations, Curriculum, and Teaching, Sixth Edition (Routledge, 2016) and (with Cherry A. McGee Banks) Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives, Ninth Edition (Wiley, 2016). His work in multicultural education is known and influential throughout the world. His books have been translated into Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, and Arabic. 

Table of Contents

1. Goals and Misconceptions
2. Citizenship Education and Diversity in a Global Age
3. Dimensions and School Characteristics
4. Curriculum Transformation
5. Knowledge Construction and Curriculum Reform
6. Knowledge Components
7. Teaching with Powerful Ideas
8. School Reform and Intergroup Education
9. Multicultural Benchmarks                                                   
Appendix A: Learning in and out of School in Diverse Environments
Appendix B: Checklist for Evaluating Informational Materials
Appendix C: A Multicultural Education Evaluation Checklist
Appendix D: A Multicultural Education Basic Library                          

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