Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies

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Allyn and Bacon, 2003 - Education - 535 pages
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Written by the leading authority in the field, the Seventh Edition of this classic text has been reorganized and updated to reflect current and emerging theory, research, and scholarship in the fields of ethnic studies and multicultural education.

Divided into five parts, the text emphasizes that the main goal of the multicultural curriculum should be to help students develop the ability to make reflective decisions so that they can, through thoughtful action, influence their personal, social, and civic worlds and help make them more democratic and just.

Part I presents a rationale for incorporating ethnic content into the mainstream curriculum. Goals and key concepts for the multicultural curriculum are also discussed. Parts II through IV contain chapters on the major ethnic groups in the United States: Native and African Americans, European Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian and Arab Americans.

The text is designed to help teachers conceptualize, design, and implement a democratic, thoughtful, and just curriculum that honors and reflects the experiences, hopes, and dreams of all Americans. It describes the knowledge, concepts, strategies, and resources that teachers need to implement a democratic curriculum by transforming the mainstream curriculum and incorporating content and concepts about diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural groups.

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Contents

PART ONE Goals Concepts
1
Rationale Trends
3
The Complexity of Ethnicity in American Society
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James A. Banks is Kerry and Linda Killinger Professor of DivJames A. Banks is Kerry and Linda Killinger Professor of Diversity Studies and Director of the Center for Multicultural ersity Studies and Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a past president of the American Educational Research Associatpast president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Council for the Social Studies (ion (AERA) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and was a Spencer Fellow at the Center for Advanced StNCSS) and was a Spencer Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford during the 2005-2udy in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford during the 2005-2006 academic year. He is a member of the National Academy of006 academic year. He is a member of the National Academy of Education. Professor Banks is a specialist in multicultural Education. Professor Banks is a specialist in multicultural education and in social studies education and has written m education and in social studies education and has written many articles, chapters, and books in these fields. His booksany articles, chapters, and books in these fields. His books include Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies, Cultural Di include Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies, Cultural Diversity & Education: Foundations, Curriculum & Teaching, Divversity & Education: Foundations, Curriculum & Teaching, Diversity & Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives, and Racersity & Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives, and Race, Culture, & Education: The Selected Works of James A. Banke, Culture, & Education: The Selected Works of James A. Banks. Professor Banks is editor of the Handbook of Research on s. Professor Banks is editor of the Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education (Jossey-Bass) and the Multicultural Multicultural Education (Jossey-Bass) and the Multicultural Education Series of books published by Teachers College PresEducation Series of books published by Teachers College Press, Columbia University. Professor Banks holds honorary doctos, Columbia University. Professor Banks holds honorary doctorates from five colleges and universities and The UCLA Medalrates from five colleges and universities and The UCLA Medal from the University of California, Los Angeles, the Univers from the University of California, Los Angeles, the University s highest honor. In 2005, Professor Banks delivered the ity s highest honor. In 2005, Professor Banks delivered the 29th Annual Faculty Lecture at the University of Washington,29th Annual Faculty Lecture at the University of Washington, the highest honor given to a professor at the University. I the highest honor given to a professor at the University. In Fall 2007, he was the Tisch Distinguished Visiting Professn Fall 2007, he was the Tisch Distinguished Visiting Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. or at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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