Comprehensive Multicultural Education Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 0205492134

ISBN-13: 9780205492138

Edition: 6th 2007 (Revised)

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List price: $114.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Christine Iverson Bennett is Professor Emerita in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University.nbsp; She earned her B.A. in sociology at Northwestern University, her M.A. in social studies education at Stanford University, and her Ph.D. in social science education with specializations in ethnic studies at the University of Texas in Austin.nbsp; Prior to her doctoral studies she taught high school social studies in San Jose and Los Angeles.nbsp; During her thirty-one years at Indiana University, Professor Bennett developed and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in multicultural education; and initiated and directed The Teacher as Decision Maker Program, The Research Institute on Teacher Education, and Project TEAM, a program to recruit and support students from underrepresented minorities. She also served as director of Indiana Universityrsquo;s Exchange Program with Hangzhou University and conducted seminars for faculty at Al-Ain University in the United Arab Emirates and for visiting international scholars at Indiana University. Her research publications focus on the impact of multicultural social studies, classroom climates in desegregated schools, racial inequities in school discipline, racial issues in higher education, and multicultural teacher education.nbsp; She can be reached at bennettc@indiana.edu.

Preface
The Case for Multicultural Education
Multicultural Schools: What, Why, and How
Chapter Objectives
What Is Multicultural Education
The Case of Jesus Martinez
The Case of Sam Johnson
The Critics of Multicultural Education
Potential for Conflict and Divisiveness
Liberal Bias and Cultural Relativism
Superficial Conception of Culture
Co-option of Minorities
What Do You Think?
Core Values in Multicultural Education
Why Is Multicultural Education Essential?
The Need for Academic Excellence and Equity
The Existence of a Multiethnic Society
The Existence of an Interconnected World
Equity and Democratic Values
Conditions for Multicultural Schools
Integration: Not Resegregation
Positive Teacher Expectations
A Learning Environment that Supports Positive Interracial Contact
The Case of Isaac Washington
The Case of Marcia Patton
A Multicultural Curriculum
Conclusions
Compare and Contrast
Questions and Activities
Selected Sources for Further Study
Notes
The Nature of Culture and the Contexts for Multicultural Teaching
Chapter Objectives
What Is Culture?
The Importance of a Worldview
High- and Low-Context Cultures
The Case of Fred Young
Differences between Culture and Race
What Do We Mean by Ethnic Groups?
Diversity within Ethnic Groups
When Is an Ethnic Group a Minority Group?
Cultural Assimilation and Cultural Pluralism
Guidelines for the Classroom: Aspects of Ethnicity
Verbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Orientation Modes
Social Values
Intellectual Modes
Conclusions
Compare and Contrast
Questions and Activities
Selected Sources for Further Study
Notes
Race Relations and the Nature of Prejudice
Chapter Objectives
The Prevalence of Prejudice and Racism
The Nature of Prejudice
The Nature of Racism
Distinguishing Individual, Institutional, and Cultural Racism
Theories of Ethnic Identity
"The Negro-to-Black Conversion Experience"
The Banks Typology of Ethnic Identity Development
White Racial Identity Development
The Nature of Stereotypes and Multicultural Teaching
Avoiding Stereotypes
Africa: An Illustration of Racism and the Need for Curriculum Reform
Common Misconceptions
Some Effects of Misconceptions about Africa
Conclusions
Compare and Contrast
Questions
Activities
Selected Sources for Further Study
Notes
Roots of Cultural Diversity in the United States: The Conflicting Themes of Assimilation and Pluralism
European Americans, Jewish Americans, and African Americans
Chapter Objectives
Sources of Cultural Diversity in the United States: An Overview
Anglo European Americans
Origins: Roots of Diversity and Community
Ethnic Pluralism in American Society
The English, Irish, and Italians
The Case of Jimmy Miller
Jewish Americans
Origins: Roots of Diversity and Community
Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism
Accommodation in the Face of Anti-Semitism
The Case of Sarah Stein
African Americans
Three Phases of History
Who Has Assimilated?
Conclusions
Compare and Contrast
Questions
Activities
Selected Sources for Further Study
Web Resources
Notes
American Indians, Latinos, Asians, Muslims, and Arabs in the United States
Chapter Objectives
American Indians
Origins: Roots of Diversity within the Native American Community
Conflict, Accommodation, and the Legacy of Genocide
Latinos
Origins: Roots of Diversity and Community
Accommodation and the Legacy of Colonialism
Asian Americans
Origins: Roots of Diversity and Community
Accommodation in the Face of Prejudice and Discrimination
Muslims in the United States (with Salman H. Al Ani)
Community and Diversity: Immigrant and Indigenous Origins
Religious Organizations
African American Muslims
Muslim Concerns
Arab Americans
First Wave of Immigrants: Christian Majority
Second Wave of Immigrants: Muslim Majority
Arab American Origins
Images and Challenges
Conclusions
Compare and Contrast
Questions
Activities
Selected Sources for Further Study
Web Resources
Notes
Individual Differences and Societal Inequities That Affect Teaching and Learning
Learning Styles: Interactions between Culture and the Individual
Chapter Objectives
An Introduction to Learning Styles
What Is Learning Style?
Why Be Concerned about Learning Styles?
Four Strategies for Discovering Learning Styles
Field Independence-Dependence
Students' Need for Structure
Perceptual Modalities
Learning-Style Inventory
Relationships between Culture and Learning Style
Learning Styles and Teaching Styles
Conclusions
Compare and Contrast
Questions
Activities
Selected Sources for Further Study
Web Resources
Notes
Reaching All Learners: Perspectives on Gender, Class, Ethnicity, and Special Needs
Chapter Objectives
The Nation's Report Card
What Does This Report Card Tell Us?
The Case of Kevin Armstrong
Kevin Reconsidered
The Case of Rachael Jones
Reflections about Reaching All Learners
Perspectives on Gender Differences
Conceptions of Masculinity and Femininity
Gender Differences in the Classroom
Issues of Gender and Sexuality in Schools
Perspectives on Class and Ethnic Differences
Poverty in America: What Are the Facts?
What Do We Know about Schools in Low-Income Communities?
The Case of Warren Benson's Classroom
Class and Peer Interactions in School Success
Special Education: The Simultaneity of Race, Culture, Class, and Gender
The Promise of Special Education and Inclusive Classrooms
Racial Disparities in Special Education
Socioeconomic Disparities and Cultural Clash in the Special Education System
The Case of Max Britten
Reaching All Learners in Inclusive Schools and Classrooms
Conclusions
Compare and Contrast
Questions
Activities
Selected Sources for Further Study
Notes
Teaching Concepts and Strategies: The Development of Positive Classroom Climates
Chapter Objectives
The Empowering Nature of Respect
When Respect is Absent
The Promise of Culturally Relevant Teaching
Principles of Culturally Relevant Teaching
Examples of Culturally Relevant Teaching
Funds of Knowledge Research and Teaching
Differentiated Instruction: Achievement for All Learners in Heterogeneous Classrooms
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Eric Jones's Classroom
The Basics of Mastery Learning
Experiential Learning
Bilingual Education
Guidelines for Teachers with Dialect-Dominant Students
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Cooperative Learning: Student Team Learning
Conclusions
Compare and Contrast
Questions
Activities
Selected Sources for Further Study
Web Resources
Notes
Strengthening Multicultural Perspectives in Curriculum and Instruction
Multicultural Curriculum Development: A Decision-Making Model and Lesson Plans
Chapter Objectives
Multicultural Teaching
Sam Johnson's Classroom Revisited
Rethinking the Curriculum
Developing a Course Rationale
The Importance of Fair-Minded Critical Thinking
The Curriculum Model: Goals, Assumptions, and Content
Understanding Multiple Historical Perspectives
Establishing Multiple Historical Perspectives-The Challenge
Lesson Plans That Develop Multiple Historical Perspectives
Developing Cultural Consciousness
Lesson Plans That Develop Cultural Consciousness
Developing Intercultural Competence
Lesson Plans That Develop Intercultural Competence
Combating Racism, Sexism, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Lesson Plans That Combat Racism, Sexism, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Raising Awareness of the State of the Planet and Global Dynamics
Lesson Plans That Develop State of the Planet Awareness
Developing Social Action Skills
Lesson Plans That Develop Social Action Skills
Conclusions
Compare and Contrast
Questions
Activities
The Case of Lisa Stuart
Selected Sources for Further Study
Notes
Index
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