An Introduction To Multicultural Education

Paperback | April 17, 2013

byJames A. Banks

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In this succinct, yet comprehensive book, leading authority James A. Banks gives readers a forward-reaching look toward increasing their understanding of what multicultural education means for classroom teaching in contemporary classrooms. Here he explores the concepts, principles, theories, and practices of multicultural education in such key areas as: the goals and misconceptions of multicultural education; citizenship education and diversity in a global age; curriculum transformation; curriculum reform; and, school reform and intergroup education. Included are checklists for evaluating informational materials and evaluating multicultural education. An Introduction to Multicultural Education is ideal for pre-service and practicing educators who require a concrete approach but have little time to devote to the topic.

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In this succinct, yet comprehensive book, leading authority James A. Banks gives readers a forward-reaching look toward increasing their understanding of what multicultural education means for classroom teaching in contemporary classrooms. Here he explores the concepts, principles, theories, and practices of multicultural education in ...

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What are the goals of multicultural education? What are the misconceptions? Why is it essential for students to acquire the knowledge skills, and attitudes needed to function as effective citizens in today’s diverse society? And, how can today’s busy educators decide upon and include sound concepts, principles, theories, and practices ...

James A. Banks holds the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies and is the founding director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. He was the Russell F. Stark University Professor at the University of Washington from 2001 to 2006. Professor Banks is a past president o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:April 17, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132696339

ISBN - 13:9780132696333

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Table of Contents

The Author

Preface 

1   Goals and Misconceptions 

2   Citizenship Education and Diversity in a Global Age 

3   Dimensions and School Characteristics 

4   Curriculum Transformation 

5   Knowledge Construction and Curriculum Reform

6   Knowledge Components 

7   Teaching with Powerful Ideas 

8   School Reform and Intergroup Education 

9   Multicultural Benchmarks

Appendix A:  Learning in and Out of School in Diverse Environments 

Appendix B:  Checklist for Evaluating Informational Materials 

Appendix C:  A Multicultural Education Evaluation Checklist 

Appendix D:  A Multicultural Education Basic Library 

Glossary 

References 

Index