Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives

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James A. Banks, Cherry A. McGee Banks
John Wiley & Sons, Sep 8, 2009 - Education - 462 pages
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Multicultural Education is a reader for educators that consists of articles written by the top scholars in the field. It helps them understand the concepts, paradigms, and explanations needed to become more effective practitioners in culturally, racially and language diverse classrooms. Each chapter now incorporates new theoretical, conceptual, and research developments in the field. A new chapter focuses on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. Every statistical table, figure, and chart has also been updated to present the most current information. Educators will gain insight that they’ll be able to apply in the classroom.
  

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You can't separate race and gender. It is the basic premise of intersectionality.

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This book has many good sections but overall it is rather limiting as it only looks at race class and gender. Really it looks mostly at race as even some of the articles in the gender section are not just about gender but race and gender.

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Contents

ISSUES AND CONCEPTS
1
Culture in Society and in Educational Practices
33
Race Class Gender and Disability in the Classroom
59
Ms Julie Wilson and Her Approach to Teaching
69
Conclusion
76
SOCIAL CLASS AND RELIGION
83
Religion in American Life
109
GENDER
133
RACE ETHNICITY AND LANGUAGE
229
Causes and Consequences
259
Language Diversity and Schooling
285
EXCEPTIONALITY
311
School Inclusion and Multicultural Issues in Special Education
343
Recruiting and Retaining Gifted Students from Diverse Ethnic
371
SCHOOL REFORM
393
Communities Families and Educators Working Together
417

Rethinking Curriculum and Pedagogy
159
Implications for Teachers
183
Sexual and Gender Minorities
209

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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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