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Human Diversity in Education An Intercultural Approach

ISBN-10: 0078110270
ISBN-13: 9780078110276
Edition: 7th 2012
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Description: Human Diversity in Education: An Integrative Approach is a research-based, comprehensive text designed to provide an introduction to multicultural education and diversity in society. The text prepares future teachers for the wide diversity of  More...

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Book details

List price: $190.67
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 2/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Human Diversity in Education: An Integrative Approach is a research-based, comprehensive text designed to provide an introduction to multicultural education and diversity in society. The text prepares future teachers for the wide diversity of students that they are certain to meet in their classrooms, schools, and communities. It provides an updated and broad treatment of the various forms of human diversity found in today's schools including nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, class, language, sexual orientation, and ability levels. Based on the assumption that it is at the level of the individual teacher where the change that must occur with regard to diversity in schools begins, it assumes that teachers must learn to incorporate issues of diversity in all of their teaching, including, but not limited to their interactions with children, parents, other teachers and the community. The text contains introductory case studies that are referred back to in a series of chapter-ending critical incidents that prompt students to apply what they learned in the chapter. Important topics covered include: intercultural development of individuals, globalization and international education, religion in society and schools, gender and sexuality, exceptionality, and diversity with respect to early childhood.

Kenneth Cushner is Professor of Education in the College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA. In addition to this text, Dr. Cushner is author or editor of several books and articles in the field of intercultural education and training, including: Intercultural Student Teaching: A Bridge to Global Competence, (2007, Rowman Littlefield); Human Diversity in Action: Developing Multicultural Competencies in the Classroom, 3rd edition (2006, McGraw-Hill); International Perspectives on Intercultural Education (1998, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates); Improving Intercultural Interactions: Modules for Cross-Cultural Training Programs, volume 2 (with Richard Brislin, Sage Publications, 1997), and Intercultural Interactions: A Practical Guide, 2nd edition (with Richard Brislin, Sage Publications, 1996). A former East-West Center Scholar, he is a frequent contributor to the professional development of educators through writing, workshop presentations, and travel program development. He is a Founding Fellow and Past-President of the International Academy for Intercultural Research, and past Director of COST—the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching, which regularly sends students to student teach in 16 countries. In his spare time, Dr. Cushner enjoys music (percussion and guitar), photography, and travel. He has developed and led intercultural programs on all seven continents.

Averil McClelland is Associate Professor of Cultural Foundations of Education and Director of the Project on the Study of Gender and Education in the College of Education at Kent State University. She received her undergraduate degree in sociology with honors from Hiram College and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in cultural foundations from Kent State University. The author of several articles on gender and multicultural issues in education, she is author of a sourcebook, The Education of Women in the United States, and a Member Center Director with the National Council for Research on Women.

Foundations for Multicultural Teaching
Education in a Changing Society
Multicultural Education: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives
Culture and the Culture-Learning Process
Classrooms and Schools as Cultural Crossroads
Intercultural Development: Considering the Growth of Self and Students
Multicultural Teaching in Action
Creating Classrooms that Address Race and Ethnicity
The Classroom as a Global Community: Nationality and Region
Developing Learning Communities: Language and Learning Style
Religious Pluralism in Secular Classrooms
Developing a Collaborative Classroom: Gender and Sexual Orientation
Creating Developmentally Appropriate Classrooms: The Importance of Age and Developmental Status
Creating Inclusive Classrooms: The Ability/Disability Continuum and the Health Dimension
Improving Schools for All Children: The Role of Social Class and Social Status in Teaching and Learning
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