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Multicultural Education Issues and Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0471780472
ISBN-13: 9780471780472
Edition: 6th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: This handy reference is designed to help present and future educators acquire the concepts, paradigms, and explanations needed to become effective practitioners in culturally, racially, and language diverse classrooms and schools. The Fifth Edition  More...

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Book details

List price: $113.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

This handy reference is designed to help present and future educators acquire the concepts, paradigms, and explanations needed to become effective practitioners in culturally, racially, and language diverse classrooms and schools. The Fifth Edition reflects current and emerging research, concepts, and debates about the education of students from both genders and from different cultural, racial, ethnic, and language groups.

Issues and Concepts
Multicultural Education: Characteristics and Goals
The Nature of Multicultural Education
High-Stakes Testing: A Challenge for Social Justice
Multicultural Education: An International Reform Movement
The Historical Development of Multicultural Education
How Multicultural Education Developed
The Nature of Culture in the United States
The Social Construction of Categories
The Dimensions of Multicultural Education
The School as a Social System
Summary
Questions and Activities
References
Culture in Society and in Educational Practices
Culture: An Overview
Alternative Definitions and Conceptions of Culture
Cultural Issues in Education, in Society, and in Persons
Teaching and Learning Multiculturally
Conclusion: On Diversity of Tongues and Their Educational Potential
Afterword
Questions and Activities
References
Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in the Classroom
Race, Class, Gender, Language, Disability, and Classroom Life
Approaches to Multicultural Education
Ms. Julie Wilson and Her Approach to Teaching
Conclusion
Questions and Activities
References
Social Class and Religion
Social Class and Educational Equality
Educational Structures
Educational Beliefs
Teachers, Curriculum, and Teaching Practices
Consequences of Social Class and Educational Inequality
Recommendations for Action
Summary
Questions and Activities
References
Christian Nation or Pluralistic Culture: Religion in American Life
Europeans Plant Christianity in North America
Early Signs of Diversity
Common Themes
The Spread of Evangelical Protestantism
Religious Freedom and the Separation of Church and State
Diversity, Religious Freedom, and the Courts
Pluralism Becomes the Norm
The New Faces of Pluralism
Summary and Educational Implications
Resources
Questions and Activities
References
Gender
Gender Bias: From Colonial America to Today's Classrooms
The Hidden Civil Rights Struggle
Report Card: The Cost of Sexism in School
Gender Bias in Today's Classrooms: The Curriculum
Gender Bias in Today's Classrooms: Instructions
Trends and Challenges
A Dozen Strategies for Creating Gender-Fair Classrooms
Questions and Activities
References
Classrooms for Diversity: Rethinking Curriculum and Pedagogy
Feminist Phase Theory
Summary
Questions and Activities
References
Transforming the Curriculum: Teaching about Women of Color
The Primacy of Race in the United States
Identity, Knowledge, and Experience
Why Women of Color?
What We Learn from Studying Women of Color
Women of Color: The Agent of Transformation
Teaching Using Heresies
Teaching about Women of Color
Conclusion
Questions and Activities
References
Race, Ethnicity, and Language
Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory and Practice
Teaching and Culture
The Illusion of a Theoretical Inquiry
The Participant-Observer Role for Researchers Who are "Other"
Issues of Context and Methodology
Concrete Experiences as a Criterion of Meaning
The Use of Dialogue in Assessing Knowledge Claims
The Ethic of Caring
The Ethic of Personal Accountability
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Student Achievement
Culturally Relevant Teaching and Cultural Competence
Culturally Relevant Teaching and Cultural Critique
Theoretical Underpinnings of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Conceptions of Self and Others
Social Relations
Conceptions of Knowledge
Conclusion
References
Approaches to Multicultural Curriculum Reform
The Mainstream-Centric Curriculum
Efforts to Establish a Multicultural Curriculum
Levels of Integration of Multicultural Content
Guidelines for Teaching Multicultural Content
Summary
Questions and Activities
References
The Colorblind Perspective in School: Causes and Consequences
Introduction
The Research Site: Wexler Middle School
Data Gathering
The Colorblind Perspective and Its Corollaries
The Functions and Consequences of the Colorblind Perspective and Its Corollaries
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
Questions and Activities
References
Language Diversity and Schooling
The Immigrant Population in the United States
Historical and Legal Overview of Language Policy in the United States
Programmatic Responses to Linguistic Diversity
Views on Language Learning and Teaching
Conclusion
Questions and Activities
References
Exceptionality
Educational Equality for Students with Disabilities
Who Are Students with Disabilities?
History of Educational Equality for Students with Disabilities
The Individuals with Disabilities Act: A Legislative Mandate for Educational Equality
Educational Equality for Students with Disabilities: Progress Made but Challenges Remain
Summary
Questions and Activities
References
School Inclusion and Multicultural Issues in Special Education
The Special Education Mandate to Educate All Children
Parent Participation and Multicultural Special Education
The Structure of Parent Participation in the Context of Special Education
Quality Inclusive Schooling: Building School Communities
Diversity and Caring Communities: Outcomes for the Social Good
Questions and Activities
References
Recruiting and Retaining Gifted Students from Diverse Ethnic, Cultural, and Language Groups
Assumptions of the Chapter
Recruitment Issues and Barriers
Recruitment Recommendations
Retention Recommendations
Summary and Conclusions
Questions and Activities
References
School Reform
School Reform and Student Learning: A Multicultural Perspective
School Reform with a Multicultural Perspective
Conditions for Systemic School Reform with a Multicultural Perspective
Conclusion
Questions and Activities
References
Families and Teachers Working Together for School Improvement
Why is Parent and Family Involvement in Schools Important?
Historical Overview
The Changing Face of the Family
Teacher Concerns with Parent and Family Involvement
Steps to Increase Parent and Family Involvement
Summary
Questions and Activities
References
Internet Resources for Information on Parent Involvement
Multicultural Resources
Glossary
Contributors
Index

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