Cultural Diversity and Education: Foundations, Curriculum, and Teaching

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Allyn and Bacon, 2001 - Education - 360 pages
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Much more than a "how-to/activities" book, this textbook gives students a strong background in the conceptual, theoretical, and philosophical issues in multicultural education.

Cultural Diversity and Education is 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.

Whereas previous editions focused largely on ethnic diversity, this fourth edition has been substantially revised to give more attention to other cultural groups. Also, the scope has been broadened to include content on gender, disability, and giftedness. The significant changes made in this edition necessitated that the title be changed from Multiethnic Education: Theory and Practice to Cultural Diversity and Education: Foundations, Curriculum, and Teaching to better reflect the broader coverage of its content.

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Contents

PART ONE Dimensions History and Goals
1
The Dimensions of Multicultural Education
3
History
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Copyright

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About the author (2001)

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, Seattle. He is a past president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and was a Spencer Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford during the 2005-2006 academic year. He is a member of the National Academy of Education. Professor Banks is a specialist in multicultural education and in social studies education and has written many articles, chapters, and books in these fields. His books include Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies, Cultural Diversity & Education: Foundations, Curriculum & Teaching, Diversity & Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives, and Race, Culture, & Education: The Selected Works of James A. Banks. Professor Banks is editor of the Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education (Jossey-Bass) and the Multicultural Education Series of books published by Teachers College Press, Columbia University. Professor Banks holds honorary doctorates from five colleges and universities and The UCLA Medal from the University of California, Los Angeles, the University s highest honor. In 2005, Professor Banks delivered the 29th Annual Faculty Lecture at the University of Washington, the highest honor given to a professor at the University. In Fall 2007, he was the Tisch Distinguished Visiting Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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