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Multicultural Education

Issues and Perspectives

Banks, James A. / McGee Banks, Cherry A. (Editor)


10. Edition July 2020
384 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-51021-5
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As diversity continues to increase in the United States, ethnic, cultural, social-class, and linguistic gaps are widening between teachers and their students. The rapidly changing educational landscape presents unique challenges and opportunities for addressing diversity both creatively and constructively in schools. Multicultural Education helps current and future educators fully understand sophisticated concepts of culture; become more effective practitioners in diverse classrooms; and view race, class, gender, social class, and exceptionality as intersectional concepts.

Now in its tenth edition, this bestselling textbook assists educators to effectively respond to the ways race, social class, and gender interact to influence student behavior and learning. Contributions from leading authorities in multicultural education discuss the effects of class and religion on education; differences in educational opportunities for male, female, and LGBTQ students; and issues surrounding non-native English speakers, students of color, and students with disabilities. Contemporary in relevance, this timely volume promotes multicultural education as a process of school reform. Practical advice helps teachers increase student academic achievement, work effectively with parents, improve classroom assessment, and benefit from diversity.

Preface xvii

Part 1 Issues and Concepts 1

1 Multicultural Education: Characteristics and Goals 3
by James A. Banks

2 Culture, Teaching, and Learning 25
by Christina Convertino, Bradley A. Levinson, and Norma González

Part 2 Social Class and Religion 41

3 Social Class and Education 43
by Lois Weis, Seong Won Han, and Hyunmyung Jo

4 Christian Nation or Pluralistic Culture: Religion in American Life 60
by Charles H. Lippy

Part 3 Gender 81

5 Gender Bias: Past, Present, and Future 83
by David Sadker, Karen Zittleman, and Melissa Koch

6 Classrooms for Diversity: Rethinking Curriculum and Pedagogy 101
by Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault

7 Queer Lessons: Sexual and Gender Minorities in Multicultural Education 118
by Cris Mayo

Part 4 Race, Language Diversity, and Civic Education 135

8 Approaches to Multicultural Curriculum Reform 137
by James A. Banks

9 Backstage Racism: Implications for Teaching 158
by Leslie H. Picca and Ruth Thompson-Miller

10 Language Diversity and Schooling 174
by Rachel Snyder and Manka Varghese

11 Civic Education for Non-Citizen and Citizen Students 198
by James A. Banks

Part 5 Exceptionality 215

12 Educational Equality for Students with Disabilities 217
by Sara C. Bicard and William L. Heward

13 Culturally Responsive Special Education in Inclusive Schools 240
by Luanna H. Meyer, Hyun-Sook Park, and Saili Kulkarni

Part 6 School Reform and Classroom Assessment 265

14 School Reform and Student Learning: A Multicultural Perspective 267
by Sonia Nieto and Patty Bode

15 Communities, Families, and Educators Working Together for School Improvement 284
by Cherry A. McGee Banks

16 Classroom Assessment and Diversity 306
by Catherine S. Taylor and Susan B. Nolen

Appendix: Multicultural Resources 329

Glossary 333

Contributors 339

Index 343
Cherry A. McGee Banks is professor of education emeritus at the University of Washington, Bothell. She is the author of Improving Multicultural Education: Lessons from the Intergroup Education Movement and co-editor of the Handbook of Research of Multicultural Education. Professor Banks has served on several national committees and boards and is a member the Seattle Art Museum Board of Trustees.

James A. Banks is the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies Emeritus at the University of Washington, Seattle. His research focuses on multicultural education and diversity and citizenship education in a global context. He is the author of An Introduction to Multicultural Education (Sixth Edition, Pearson) and editor of Citizenship Education and Global Migration: Implications for Theory, Research, and Teaching, published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

J. A. Banks, University of Washington, Seattle; C. A. McGee Banks, University of Washington, Bothell