Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice (9e) : 9780134679020

Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice (9e)

Bennett
 
Edition
 
9
ISBN
 
9780134679020
ISBN 10
 
0134679024
Published
 
21/01/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
560
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$124.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

A comprehensive look at multicultural education that balances theory with practical teaching strategies


Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice uniquely blends diversity theory, history, and social science with sample lessons, cases, and real-world vignettes so that pre- and in-service teachers understand the what, why, and how of multicultural education. A comprehensive conceptual framework of multicultural teaching and a teacher-tested curriculum development model give readers a strong foundation for integrating multicultural perspectives in their own curricula. Incorporating current research and new sections on race and social justice, the 9th Edition includes three new chapters on gender, poverty, and special education so that today’s teachers are better equipped to become informed, caring advocates for all students. 

 

Table of contents
  • Part I: The Case for Multicultural Education
  • 1. Multicultural Schools: What, Why, and How
  • 2. Culture, Race, and the Contexts for Multicultural Teaching
  • 3. Race Relations and the Nature of Prejudice
  • 4. Affirming Religious Pluralism in U.S. Schools and Society
  • Part II: Roots of Cultural Diversity in the United States: The Conflicting Themes of Assimilation and Pluralism
  • 5. Immigration and Cultural Pluralism: Anglo-European American Perspectives  
  • 6. Colonialism, Involuntary Immigration, and the American Dream: American Indian and African American Perspectives
  • 7. Colonialism, Immigration, and the American Dream: Latino Perspectives
  • 8. Contemporary Immigration and the American Dream: Asian American Perspectives
  • 9. U.S. Immigrants from the Middle East: Arab American Perspectives
  • Part III: Reaching All Learners: Perspectives on Culture, Gender, Class, and Exceptionalities
  • 10. The Promise of Culturally Competent Teaching
  • 11. How Does Gender Make a Difference?
  • 12. The Impact of Poverty on American Children and Youth
  • 13. The Challenges of Special Education in Inclusive Classrooms
  • Part IV. Teaching in a Multicultural Society 
  • 14. Teaching in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms, James S. Damico and Suriati Abas
  • 15. Curriculum Transformation: A Multicultural Curriculum Development Model for Teacher Decision Making
New to this edition
Helps readers understand how important topics in history and social science affect education today
  • Three new chapters delve deeper into topics of gender, class, and special education.
    • Ch. 11, "How Does Gender Make a Difference?," includes discussions on media and gender socialization; gender identity and development; the academic and social-psychological experiences of male and female students; the challenges and benefits of creating safe schools for LGBTQ students; and how to integrate gender equity into classroom instruction.
    • Ch. 12, "The Impact of Poverty on U.S. Children and Youth," examines the high levels and demographics of child poverty in the U.S; the causes and impacts of child poverty; the environmental conditions and challenges of teaching in high-poverty schools; and the strengths and limitations of Cooperative Team Learning in socio-economically diverse classrooms.
    • Ch. 13, "Special Education: The Challenges of Special Education in Inclusive Classrooms," examines how IDEA's principles, disability categories, and insufficient funding impact special education; the impact of special education’s identification categories; racial, cultural, gender, and socioeconomic disparities in special education; youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice system; and the advantages and challenges of teaching in inclusive classrooms.
  • Expanded discussions of race relations, White privilege, and anti-racism help teachers address racism, foster meaningful conversations, and incorporate key social justice practices in their own teaching (Ch. 3: "Talking about Racism and Social Justice," "Anti-Racism and Teaching for Social Justice," and Figure 3.4, "Teaching for Social Justice").
  • An accessible overview of contemporary immigration includes new sections on immigration issues and anti-immigration policies, sentiment, and hate crimes (Ch. 5).
  • John Ogbu's discussion of "voluntary/involuntary immigrants” or "caste-like minorities" is covered in a new section, allowing readers to think about how perceived status or social barriers can impact academic achievement (Ch. 6: Box 6.3).
  • New Case Examples in Chapters 11 and 15 help students connect theory with actual teaching practice. The Chapter 11 Case Example exhibits social justice teaching practices in a challenging middle school, and the Chapter 15 Case Example demonstrates how the model can be used to integrate social justice and content standards 

Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.

Features & benefits
Incorporates practical classroom strategies that encourage pre-service teachers to think critically about the aspects of multicultural education
  • A comprehensive conceptual framework of multicultural teaching helps students focus their learning as they read and plan for teaching
  • NEW: The flexible four-part organization lets instructors assign reading in a way that matches their course.
  • UPDATED: A field-tested multicultural curriculum development model helps teachers implement a curriculum that aligns to school mission statements, social justice practices, and content standards
  • Case examples and real-world classroom vignettes in every chapter, as well as an appendix of lesson plans, help students connect theory with actual teaching practice.
Helps readers understand how important topics in history and social science affect education today
  • The historical background of major ethnic groups in the U.S. helps readers understand how current issues are rooted in history–and how educators must address that history to help all children develop their potential
  • The complexities of racial and ethnic group identities are explored so that teachers understand the issues to consider to make culturally competent decisions
  • UPDATED: Expanded discussions of race relations, White privilege, and anti-racism help teachers address racism, foster meaningful conversations, and incorporate key social justice practices in their own teaching
  • NEW: Three new chapters delve deeper into topics of gender, class, and special education
Author biography
Christine Iverson Bennett is Professor Emerita in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University. She earned her B.A. in Sociology at Northwestern University, her M.A. in Social Studies Education at Stanford University, and her Ph.D. in Social Science Education with specializations in ethnic studies at the University of Texas in Austin. Prior to her doctoral studies she taught high school history and government courses in San Jose and Los Angeles. During her thirty-one years at Indiana University, Professor Bennett developed and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in multicultural education; and initiated and directed The Teacher as Decision Maker program for career changers, The Research Institute on Teacher Education, and Project TEAM, a program to recruit and support students from underrepresented minorities. She also served as director of Indiana University's Exchange Program with Hangzhou University and conducted seminars for faculty at Al-Ain University in the United Arab Emirates and for visiting international scholars at Indiana University. Her research publications focus on the impact of multicultural social studies, classroom climates in desegregated schools, racial inequities in school discipline, racial issues in higher education, and multicultural teacher education. She can be reached at bennettc@indiana.edu.