Race, Culture, and Education: The Selected Works of James A. Banks

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Routledge, 2006 - Education - 234 pages
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Considered the father of multicultural education in the US and known throughout the world as one of the field's most important founder, theorist and researcher, James A. Banks has  collected here twenty-one of his most important and best works from across the span of his career. Drawing out the major themes that have shaped the field of multicultural education as well as outlining the development of Banks' own career, these articles, chapters and papers focus on eight key issues:

  • black studies and the teaching of history
  • research and research issues
  • teaching ethnic studies
  • teaching social studies for decision-making and citizen action
  • multiethnic education and school reform
  • multicultural education and knowledge construction
  • the global dimensions of multicultural education
  • democracy, diversity and citizenship education.

The last part of the book consists of a selected bibliography of all Banks' publications over his forty-year career, as a source of further reading on each of these pivotal ideas.

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Contents

An epistemological journey
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development paradigms and goals
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Teaching Black history with a focus on decisionmaking
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About the author (2006)

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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