An Introduction to Multicultural Education

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Allyn and Bacon, 2002 - Education - 161 pages
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In this succinct, yet comprehensive book, leading authority James A. Banks gives readers a forward-reaching look toward increasing their understanding of what multicultural education means for classroom teaching in contemporary classrooms. Here he explores the concepts, principles, theories, and practices of multicultural education in such key areas as: the goals and misconceptions of multicultural education; citizenship education and diversity in a global age; curriculum transformation; curriculum reform; and, school reform and intergroup education. Included are checklists for evaluating informational materials and evaluating multicultural education. An Introduction to Multicultural Education is ideal for pre-service and practicing educators who require a concrete approach but have little time to devote to the topic.

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Contents

2j Dimensions and School Characteristics
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Curriculum Transformation
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School Reform and Intergroup Education
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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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