Synopses & Reviews
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 Fourth 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.
Table of Contents
Issues and concepts. Multicultural education: characteristics and goals / James A. Banks -- Culture in society and in educational practices / Frederick Erickson -- Race, class, gender, and disability in the classroom / Carl A. Grant and Christine E. Sleeter -- Social class and religion. Inner cities, affluent suburbs, and unequal educational opportunity / Jean Anyon -- Religious diversity and education / James K. Uphoff -- American Muslims: Cousins and strangers / Diana L. Eck -- Gender. Gender bias: from colonial America to today's classrooms / David Sadker and Myra Sadker -- Classrooms for diversity: rethinking curriculum and pedagogy / Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault -- Transforming the curriculum: teaching about women of color / Johnnella E. Butler -- Race, ethnicity, and language. Educational equality for students of color / Geneva Gay -- Approaches to multicultural curriculum reform / James A. Banks -- The colorblind perspective in school: causes and consequences / Janet Ward Schofield -- Language diversity and education / Carlos J. Ovando -- Exceptionality. Educational equality for students with disabilities / William L. Heward and Rodney A. Cavanaugh -- School inclusion and multicultural issues in special education / Luanna H. Meyer ... et al. -- Teaching gifted students in a multicultural society / Rena F. Subotnik and Gess LeBlanc -- School reform. School reform and student learning: a multicultural perspective / Sonia Nieto -- Families and teachers: working together for school improvement / Cherry A. McGee Banks.