An Introduction to Multicultural Education, 4th Edition

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9780205518852: An Introduction to Multicultural Education, 4th Edition

This book gives teachers a strong background in the conceptual, theoretical, and philosophical issues in multicultural education.


Cultural Diversity and Education is designed to help pre-service and in-service educators clarify the philosophical and definitional issues related to pluralistic education, derive a clarified philosophical position, design and implement effective teaching strategies that reflect ethnic and cultural diversity, and prepare sound guidelines for multicultural programs and practices. This book describes actions that educators can take to institutionalize educational programs and practices related to ethnic and cultural diversity.

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As the nation's ethnic texture continues to deepen, the challenge of educating students to function effectively in a pluralistic society intensifies. Over one-third of the students in the nation's public schools are students of color. These are the students who will make up nearly half of the nation's students by the end of the second decade of the new century. To respond effectively to the challenges and opportunities related to the increasing racial, ethnic, cultural, and social-class diversity within the US, teachers and administrators need to have a sophisticated grasp of the concepts, principles, theories, and practices in multicultural education. The book opens by describing the goals of multicultural education and misconceptions about it. Banks' five dimensions of multicultural education are also discussed early in the book, exposing readers to the framework that is used in school districts across the country and is widely reprinted in educational publications. It devotes an entire chapter to curriculum, clearly outlining the difference between curriculum transformation and curriculum integration of ethnic and cultural content. Classroom teachers and school administrators

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