Intersection of Cultures Multicultural Education in the United States and the Global Economy

ISBN-10: 0805861394
ISBN-13: 9780805861396
Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)
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List price: $53.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298

'The Intersection of Cultures: Global Multicultural Education' offers a problem-solving approach to the complex issues involved in educating culturally and linguistically diverse students. All chapters include model multicultural lessons for elementary through college classes.

Joel Spring received his Ph.D. in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently a Professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His great-great-grandfather was the first Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory and his grandfather, Joel S. Spring, was a local district chief at the time Indian Territory became Oklahoma. He currently teaches at Queens College of the City University of New York.His major research interests are history of education, multicultural education, Native American culture, the politics of education, global education, and human rights education. He is the author of over twenty books and the most recent are How Educational Ideologies are Shaping Global Society; Education and the Rise of the Global Economy; The Universal Right to Education: Justification, Definition, and Guidelines; Globalization and Educational Rights; and Educating the Consumer Citizen: A History of the Marriage of Schools, Advertising, and Media.

Preface
About the Author
Multiculturalism
Cultural Differences and Schooling
Chapter Plan
Individualist and Collectivist Cultures: Basic Character Traits
Individualist and Collectivist Cultures: Seeing, Knowing, and Interrelating with the World
Universal Rules, Context, and Causality
Are You an Individualist or a Collectivist?
Defining American Culture
American Culture, Anger, and Multiculturalism
Multiculturalism and American Culture
American Schools and the Meaning of American Culture
The Culture of Economic Success and Consumption
The Dominant American Culture and Ways of Seeing, Knowing, and Interrelating with the World
Black Mobility and Assimilation to the Dominant Culture
The Culture of Success for Jews, Women, Asians, Latinos/Latinas, Lesbians/Gays, and Low-Income Whites
Economic Success versus Cultural Diversity
E.D. Hirsch and Cultural Literacy
The Dominant Culture as White Anglo-Saxon Values
Should We Teach the Values of the Dominant Culture?
A Lesson on Cultural Differences: Native American and English Cultures
Conclusion: Multicultural Education
Personal Frames of Reference
Dominated Cultures
Cultural Domination and Voluntary Immigration
The Intersection of African and European American Cultures
Ethnocentric Education: Dominated Cultures
Debating Education Based on Dominated Cultures
Teaching Hawaiian Culture: Alternative or Transition to Economic Success
Traditional and Scientific Knowledge
Indigenous Ways of Seeing, Knowing, and Interrelating with the World
Is "White Trash" a Dominated Culture?
Empowerment through Multicultural Education
Educating for Cultural Power
Conclusion
Personal Frames of Reference
Immigrant Cultures
Patterns of Immigrant Acculturation
Summer Camps for Cultural Survival
Shootings at a Convenience Store and in the Woods
Rebellion and School Uniforms
Muslim Schools: Finding a Safe Haven
Wearing Your Knicks Jacket at the Zocalo
Transnationalism: The Multicultural Immigrant
Varieties of Educational Experience
Conclusion: Knowing Immigrant Cultures
Personal Frames of Reference
Cultural Frames of Reference
Cultural Frames of Reference: Monoculturalism, Biculturalism, and Ethnic Identity
Developing Biculturalism
Biculturalism: Frame Switching
Benefits of Biculturalism
Monoculturalism and Biculturalism
Development of Ethnic Identity
Pre-Encounter
Encounter
Immersion-Emersion
Immersion
Internalization
Conclusion: Ethnic Identity, Biculturalism, and Monoculturalism
Personal Frames of Reference
Multicultural Minds
Educating Multicultural Minds: The Case of Singapore
Educating Multicultural Minds: The European Union
English as the World Language?
Frame Switching from Local to Global: English as the Global Language
Cross-Cultural Communications and Multicultural Minds
Communicating between Japan and the United States
Making English Global: The Role of Programs in English as a Second Language
The Right to Language and Culture in the Global Economy: Maintaining Multicultural Minds
Protecting Language and Culture in the United States
Conclusion
Personal Frames of Reference
Cultural Frames of Reference: History, Gender, and Social Class
Official History and Folk History
Gender
Gender and Immigration
Conflict and Gender Roles
Social Class
Social Class and Cultural Capital
Conclusion
Personal Frames of Reference
The Intersection of School Culture with Dominated and Immigrant Cultures
Inequality and Schooling
Resistance: The Intersection of School and Dominated Cultures
Resistance: Native Americans
Latinos/Latinas: The Intersection of School, Dominated, and Immigrant Cultures
Asians: Comparing Dominated and Immigrant Cultures
Alienation: The Intersection of School and Family Values
Cultural Conflicts
Conclusion
Personal Frames of Reference
Perspectives on Teaching Multicultural Education
Teaching about Racism
The Concept of Race
Racism
Teaching about White Guilt
Teaching about Slavery to African Americans
An Antibias Curriculum
The Teaching Tolerance Project
Antidefamation League
La Escuela Fratney
Conclusion: Racism and the Global Market
Personal Frames of Reference
Teaching about Sexism
Global Concerns about Gender Equity in Education
Republican Motherhood
Gender Discrimination in the Classroom
Single-Sex Schools and Classrooms
Consciousness-Raising According to the Methods of Paulo Freire
Gender Inclusive Curricula
Conclusion
Personal Frames of Reference
Teaching to Protect and Preserve Cultures
Models of Indigenous Education: Educating for the Child, Family, and Community
Asante: Classical Africa
Afrocentric Pedagogy
Holistic Learning
Personal Witnessing
What Every Child Needs to Know
Conclusion
Personal Frames of Reference
Conclusion: The Necessity of Global Multicultural Education
Possible Results of Globalization
Summary: The Necessity of Global Multicultural Education
Author Index
Subject Index

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