Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives

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James A. Banks, Cherry A. McGee Banks
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 12, 2019 - Education - 384 pages

As diversity continues to increase in the United States, ethnic, cultural, social-class, and linguistic gaps are widening between teachers and their students. The rapidly changing educational landscape presents unique challenges and opportunities for addressing diversity both creatively and constructively in schools. Multicultural Education helps current and future educators fully understand sophisticated concepts of culture; become more effective practitioners in diverse classrooms; and view race, class, gender, social class, and exceptionality as intersectional concepts.

Now in its tenth edition, this bestselling textbook assists educators to effectively respond to the ways race, social class, and gender interact to influence student behavior and learning. Contributions from leading authorities in multicultural education discuss the effects of class and religion on education; differences in educational opportunities for male, female, and LGBTQ students; and issues surrounding non-native English speakers, students of color, and students with disabilities. Contemporary in relevance, this timely volume promotes multicultural education as a process of school reform. Practical advice helps teachers increase student academic achievement, work effectively with parents, improve classroom assessment, and benefit from diversity.

 

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Contents

Culture Teaching and Learning
25
Social Class and Religion
41
Religion in American Life
60
Gender
81
Gender
83
Rethinking Curriculum and Pedagogy
101
Sexual and Gender Minorities in Multicultural
118
Questions and Activities
132
Civic Education for NonCitizen and Citizen Students
198
Exceptionality
215
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217
Culturally Responsive Special Education in Inclusive Schools
240
School Reform and Classroom Assessment
265
Communities Families and Educators Working Together
284
Classroom Assessment and Diversity
306
Multicultural Resources
329

Race Language Diversity and Civic Education
135
Implications for Teaching
158
Language Diversity and Schooling
174
vii
179
Contributors
339
Index
343
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Cherry A. McGee Banks is professor of education emeritus at the University of Washington, Bothell. She is the author of Improving Multicultural Education: Lessons from the Intergroup Education Movement and co-editor of the Handbook of Research of Multicultural Education. Professor Banks has served on several national committees and boards and is a member the Seattle Art Museum Board of Trustees.

James A. Banks is the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies Emeritus at the University of Washington, Seattle. His research focuses on multicultural education and diversity and citizenship education in a global context. He is the author of An Introduction to Multicultural Education (Sixth Edition, Pearson) and editor of Citizenship Education and Global Migration: Implications for Theory, Research, and Teaching, published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

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