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Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7879-5915-9
1120 pages
November 2003, Jossey-Bass
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In this second edition, twenty-nine classic chapters have been revised and updated and twenty new chapters have been added to reflect how the field has evolved since the first edition of the Handbook was published in 1995. This landmark volume describes and analyzes changes such as increased immigration to the United States and new developments in theory and research related to race, culture, ethnicity, and language. It addresses new issues such as findings on the increase in the number of interracial children and the characteristics of children of immigrant families. The educational implications of new research and trends are also discussed.
The Handbook's forty-nine chapters are divided into twelve parts that clarify the meaning and boundaries of multicultural education. Topics covered include trends and developments, ethnic groups in historical and social science research, language issues, academic achievement, higher education, and international perspectives on multicultural education. The volume also offers comprehensive and balanced analyses of key controversies and debates in the field.

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1. Multicultural Education: Historical Development, Dimensions, and Practice (James A. Banks).

2. Curriculum Theory and Multicultural Education (Geneva Gay).

3. New Directions in Multicultural Education: Complexities, Boundaries, and Critical Race Theory (Gloria Ladson-Billings).


4. Access and Achievement in Mathematics and Science: Inequalities That Endure and Change (Jeannie Oakes, Rebecca Joseph, and Kate Muir).

5. Assessment, Standards, and Equity (Mindy L. Kornhaber).

6. Multiracial Families and Children: Implications for Educational Research and Practice (Maria P. P. Root).


7. Quantitative Methods in Multicultural Education Research (Amado M. Padilla).

8. Ethnography in Communities: Learning the Everyday Life of America’s Subordinated Youth (Shirley Brice Heath).

9. Ethnographic Studies of Multicultural Education in U.S. Classrooms and Schools (John S. Wills, Angela Lintz, and Hugh Mehan).

10. A Decade of Research on the Changing Terrain of Multicultural Education Research (Carl A. Grant, Anne René Elsbree, and Suzanne Fondrie).


11. Knowledge Construction and Popular Culture: The Media as Multicultural Educator (Carlos E. Cortés).

12. Race, Knowledge Construction, and Education in the United States: Lessons from History (James A. Banks).

13. Critical Pedagogy, Critical Race Theory, and Antiracist Education: Implications for Multicultural Education (Christine E. Sleeter and Dolores Delgado Bernal).


14. Ethnic Mexicans in Historical and Social Science Scholarship (Ramón A. Gutiérrez).

15. Deconstructing and Contextualizing the Historical and Social Science Literature on Puerto Ricans (Clara E. Rodríguez, Irma M. Olmedo, and Mariolga Reyes-Cruz).

16. American Indian Studies (C. Matthew Snipp).

17. Social Science Research on Asian Americans (Pyong Gap Min).

18. Culture-Centered Knowledge: Black Studies, Curriculum Transformation, and Social Action (Joyce Elaine King).


19. Immigrants and Education in the United States (Michael R. Olneck).

20. Children and Youth in Immigrant Families: Demographic, Social, and Educational Issues (Donald J. Hernandez).

21. The Academic Engagement and Achievement of Latino Youth (Carola Suárez-Orozco, Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, and Fabienne Doucet).


22. Educating Native Americans (K. Tsianina Lomawaima).

23. Historical and Sociocultural Influences on African American Education (Carol D. Lee and Diana T. Slaughter-Defoe).

24. Educating Mexican American Students: Past Treatment and Recent Developments in Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice (Eugene E. García).

25. Puerto Rican Students in U.S. Schools: A Troubled Past and the Search for a Hopeful Future (Sonia Nieto).

26. Asian Pacific American Students: Challenging a Biased Educational System (Valerie Ooka Pang, Peter N. Kiang, and Yoon K. Pak).


27. Language Issues in Multicultural Contexts (Masahiko Minami and Carlos J. Ovando).

28. Trends in Two-Way Immersion Research (Kelly Bikle, Elsa S. Billings, and Kenji Hakuta).


29. What Happens to a Dream Deferred? The Continuing Quest for Equal Educational Opportunity (Linda Darling-Hammond).

30. Research on Families, Schools, and Communities: A Multicultural Perspective (Nitza M. Hidalgo, Sau-Fong Siu, and Joyce L. Epstein).

31. Social Class and Schooling (Michael S. Knapp and Sara Woolverton).

32. A Threat in the Air: How Stereotypes Shape Intellectual Identity and Performance (Claude M. Steele).

33. Engaging Life: A Funds-of-Knowledge Approach to Multicultural Education (Luis C. Moll and Norma González).

34. Culturally Diverse Students in Special Education: Legacies and Prospects (Alfredo J. Artiles, Stanley C. Trent, and John D. Palmer).

35. Equity in Heterogeneous Classrooms (Elizabeth G. Cohen and Rachel A. Lotan).


36. Intercultural and Intergroup Education, 1929-1959: Linking Schools and Communities (Cherry A. McGee Banks).

37. Intergroup Contact: Theory, Research, and New Perspectives (Thomas F. Pettigrew).

38. Intergroup Relations in Multicultural Education Programs (Walter G. Stephan and Cookie White Stephan).

39. Fostering Positive Intergroup Relations in Schools (Janet Ward Schofield).

40. Multicultural Counseling and Therapy (MCT) Theory (Derald Wing Sue).

41. The Effects of School Desegregation (Jomills Henry Braddock II and Tamela McNulty Eitle).


42. Research on Racial Issues in American Higher Education (Christine I. Bennett).

43. Ethnic Studies in U.S. Higher Education: History, Development, and Goals (Evelyn Hu-DeHart).

44. Women’s Studies and Curriculum Transformation in the United States (Betty Schmitz, Johnnella E. Butler, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and Deborah Rosenfelt).

45. Multiculturalism and Core Curricula (Ann K. Fitzgerald and Paul Lauter).

46. Multicultural Teacher Education: Research, Practice, and Policy (Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Danné Davis, and Kim Fries).


47. Multicultural Education in Australia: Historical Development and Current Status (Bob Hill and Rod Allan).

48. Multicultural Education in the United Kingdom: Historical Development and Current Status (Peter Figueroa).

49. Challenges for Post-Apartheid South Africa: Decolonizing Education (Kogila A. Moodley).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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James A. Banks is Russell F. Stark University Professor and director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. His books include Cultural Diversity and Education: Foundations, Curriculum and Teaching and Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives (5th Edition) from Wiley, and the Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education (2nd Edition) and Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives from Jossey-Bass. Professor Banks is a past president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). He is the recipient of a Distinguished Career Contribution Award from AERA and of the Distinguished Career Research in Social Studies Award from the NCSS. Professor Banks is a member of the National Academy of Education.
Cherry A. McGee Banks is associate professor of Education at the University of Washington, Bothell. She is the coeditor of Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives and contributing author to Multicultural Education, Transformative Knowledge, and Action. She has published widely on topics related to multicultural education in journals such as Social Education, Phi Delta Kappan, and Educational Policy. In 1997 she received the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Washington, Bothell. She was the recipient of the Worthington Distinguished Professor Award on her campus in 2000. She has served as a member of the editorial board of the American Educational Research Journal.
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  • 40% completely new material (20 new chapters)
  • 29 classic chapters from first edition – revised and updated
  • Covers new issues (e.g., impact of assessment and standards)
  • New research and trends (e.g., increase in interracial children, children in immigrant families)
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  • New edition of award-winning, landmark resource
  • "Must-have" reference for the growing field of multicultural education
  • Provides depth AND breadth of coverage
  • Editors and contributors are the leading scholars in the field

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"This comprehensive and enlightening volume embraces the major research and scholarship in multicultural education— tracing historical themes that shape our contemporary views, crossing disciplinary boundaries, joining theory and practice, and provoking a new public discourse about navigating the twin goals of excellence and equity in education. The Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education will surely be a valuable resource for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers."
— Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Emily Hargroves Fisher Professor of Education, Harvard University

"'I am large, I contain multitudes,' boasted Walt Whitman in his celebration of the American voice and spirit, 'Song of Myself.' His claim applies equally well to the second edition of the Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education, ably edited by James A. Banks and Cherry A. McGee Banks. Newly revised and expanded, this volume indeed contains a multitude of voices and perspectives, providing an invaluable resource for all those interested in issues of equity and the role of education in a pluralistic democracy."
— Pam Grossman, professor, Stanford University, School of Education

"Laden with new scholarship and updated revisions of some of the earlier chapters, this carefully conceptualized second edition of the Handbook promises to be an even more indispensable resource than its highly acclaimed predecessor. It presents both depth and breath in the field and is essential reading for new scholars, established scholars, practitioners, and policymakers alike— indeed, anyone seeking equality of educational opportunities for all students."
— Vanessa Siddle Walker, professor, Division of Educational Studies, Emory University

"This book is a treasure trove for anyone who is serious about multicultural education. Parents, teachers, undergraduates, postgraduates, and accomplished scholars alike will encounter ideas and arguments that are challenging, positive, and based on solid research. The editors have brought together an enormous range of debate, theory, and fact in a single volume that will act as both an indispensable reference tool and a catalyst to new ideas and approaches."
— David Gilborn, professor of education, University of London, Institute of Education and editor of the international journal, Race, Ethnicity and Education

"The Handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of major research and scholarship related to multicultural education. Every scholar and practicing educator¾both in multicultural education and general education— should read it."
— Ana Maria Villegas, professor of education, Montclair State University

"It is hard to imagine a multicultural scholar, researcher, K-12 educator or administrator who could afford not to be thoroughly conversant with the rich content of this defining Handbook. Broadened, updated, and revised, this unrivalled second edition captures the diversity and impact of essential contemporary issues such as educational standards and provides a solid foundation for anticipating future developments."— Evelyn Kalibala, director of social studies and multicultural education, New York City Public Schools

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Center for Multicultural EducationThe Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle WA, focuses on research projects and activities designed to improve practice related to equity issues, intergroup relations, and the achievement of students of color. The Center also engages in services and teaching related to its research mission.
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