Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education

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James A. Banks, Cherry A. McGee Banks
Wiley, Apr 23, 2001 - Education - 912 pages
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"The depth and breadth of coverage is remarkable and the level of research and scholarship impressive."
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This groundbreaking handbook pulls together the leading figures in multicultural education to discuss the history, philosophy, practice, and future of the field. In 47 chapters, they evaluate the debate on multicultural education, examine issues of academic access and achievement, summarize research on the effective education of specific ethnic groups, describe racial and ethnic issues in higher education, and much more. Comprehensive and authoritative, this is a must–read for anyone interested in improving the educational prospects for all children.

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Curriculum Theory and Multicultural
Social Class and Schooling 548 32 Understanding Cultural Diversity
National and State Initiatives

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JAMES A. BANKS is professor and director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. His books include Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society (1997), Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies (1997), and Cultural Diversity and Education (2000). Banks is past president of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He has held fellowships from the Spencer Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Banks received the Research Review Award from the American Educational Research Association in 1996 and the Presidents' Award from the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages in 1998. He holds honorary doctorates from the Bank Street College of Education and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Banks is a member of the Board of Children, Youth, and Families of the National Research Council. He is also a member of the National Academy of Education. CHERRY A. MCGEE BANKS is professor of education at the University of Washington, Bothell. She is coeditor of Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives (2000) and contributing author of Multicultural Education: Transformative Knowledge and Action (1996). She has published widely on topics related to multicultural education in journals such as Social Education, Phi Delta Kappan, and Educational Policy. In 1997, she received the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Washington, Bothell. Professor Banks was named the Worthington Distinguished Professor on her campus in 2000. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Educational Research Journal.

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