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Multicultural Education in Middle and Secondary Classrooms Meeting the Challenge of Diversity and Change

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ISBN-10: 0534508472

ISBN-13: 9780534508470

Edition: 2000

Authors: Joan Rasool, A. Cheryl Curtis

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List price: $100.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/8/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Charge to the Reader
Introduction
Creating a Context for Multicultural Education
Brief History of Multicultural Education
Definitions of Multicultural Education
Readings
Questioning the Status Quo: The Politics of Empowerment
Multiculturalism as Compulsory Chapel
Motivating Future Educators Through Empowerment: A Special Case
Multicultural Education: For Freedom's Sake
Discussion Questions and Activities
References
The Role of Race, Class, and Gender in the Classroom
Race and Racism
Gender
Class
Connecting Race, Gender, and Class with Position and Privilege
Readings
Report: U.S. Gap between Rich, Poor Is Widening
If Poverty Is the Question
White Privilege in Schools
The Multicultural Me
Anytown High School: A Profile of Pluralism
Discussion Questions and Activities
References
The Impact of Cultural Learning Styles and Racial Identity on Learning
Cultural Learning Styles
Summary and Implications for Learning Styles and Culture
Racial and Ethnic Identity
Racial Identity Theory
Educational Implications of Racial Identity Theory
Summary and Implications for Racial Identity Theory
Conclusion
Readings
Do You Know Why They All Talk at Once?: Thoughts on Cultural Differences Between Hispanics and Anglos
Learning, Chinese-Style
Praising My Individuality
Cultural Identity Groups Overview and Framework
Discussion Questions and Activities
References
Effective Decision-Making, Delivery of Instruction, and Classroom Management
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Motivation
Classroom Management and Diversity
Conclusion
Readings
Some Quick Cooperative Starters: Cooperation in the Classroom
Seven Strategies to Support a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Dangerous Minds: Decoding a Classroom
Supporting the Invisible Minority
Discussion Questions and Activities
References
Effective Decision-Making in Pluralizing the Content
The Multicultural School Teachers' Blues
Guidelines for Pluralizing Curriculum Content
Curriculum Framework
Issues in Pluralizing Specific Content Areas
Steps to Becoming a Culturally Relevant Teacher
Readings
Incorporating Cultural Pluralism into Instruction
Gender Balance: Lessons from Girls in Science and Mathematics
Afrocentricity for All
Western Mathematics: The Secret Weapon of Cultural Imperialism
Discussion Questions and Activities
References
Supporting Students' Reading, Writing, and Language
Cultural Influences on the Construction of Meaning
Literacy Development within a Sociopolitical Context
Educational Implications for Cognitive and Cultural Perspectives on Literacy
Strategies to Enhance Literacy
Readings
Instructional Strategies for Second-Language Learners in the Content Areas
Black English: Its History and Its Role in the Education of Our Children
Technological Literacy: More Questions Than Answers
Discussion Questions and Activities
References
Culturally Responsive Assessment
What Is the Historical Context of Testing in the United States?
What Are the Current Trends in Classroom Assessment?
What Are the Trends in National Assessment?
What Responsibilities Do Culturally Responsive Teachers Have When Assessing Students?
Readings
Alternative Assessment: Issues in Language, Culture, and Equity
Successful Detracking in Middle and Senior High Schools
Detracking Helps At-Risk Students
Discussion Questions and Activities
References
School/Family/Community Partnerships: Re-Visioning Teaching Practices Beyond the Classroom
Who Values School/Family/Community Partnerships?
Ties That Strengthen
What Schools Can Do
What Teachers Can Do
Issues of Equity: Is the Partnership Fair to All Participants?
Readings
School/Family/Community Partnerships
Tellin' Stories Project
Eight Lessons of Parent, Family, and Community Involvement in the Middle Grades
High Schools Gear Up to Create Effective School and Family Partnerships
Discussion Questions and Activities
References
Further Reading
Diversity, Special Education, and Multiculturalism
A Brief History of Special Education Federal Legislation in the United States
Inequities in Special Education Today
Culturally Responsive Practices for Disabled Students from Diverse Backgrounds
Readings
Multicultural Education
Culturally Sensitive Instructional Practices for African-American Learners with Disabilities
Language Differences
Discussion Questions and Activities
Additional Readings
References
Challenges for Change and Diversity
Reform Themes
Challenges and Obstacles to Change
Stepping Forward: Being a Change Agent
Concluding Thoughts
Readings
Why Teachers Must Become Change Agents
Multicultural Education as Social Movement
System Dynamics and Learner-Centered Learning in Kindergarten Through 12th Grade Education
Discussion Questions and Activities
References
Index