An Introduction to Multicultural Education

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Allyn and Bacon, 1994 - Classroom environment - 136 pages
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Introduces the major issues, concepts, paradigms and teaching strategies in multicultural education. The book provides a comprehensive overview of multicultural education, a grasp of its complexity and an understanding of what it means for educational practice.

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I didn't care for it too much. For the most part is was very politically correct and very boring. I think it is there for the most part for people who don't know how to control themselves and be non-biased. Read full review

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I read this for my foundations in education class. Read full review


Curriculum Transformation
School Knowledge and Multicultural Literacy
Americas Future

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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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