Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives, 7th Edition
September 2009, ©2010
Organized in six parts, the book discusses specific issues that are highlighted in the multicultural education course and allows students to go directly to the sections of it that will provide them with the information they need.
Chapter 1. Multicultural Education: Characteristics and Goals 3
Chapter 2. Culture is Society and in Educational Practices 31
Chapter 3. Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in the Classroom 61
Part II. Social Class and Religion 85
Chapter 4. Social Class and Educational Equality 87
Chapter 5. Christian Nation or Pluralistic Culture: Religion in American Life 110
Part III. Gender 133
Chapter 6. Gender Bias: From Colonial America to Today's Classrooms 135
Chapter 7. Classrooms for Diversity: Rethinking Curriculum and Pedagogy 164
Chapter 8. Transforming the Curriculum: Teaching about Women of Color 186
Part IV. Race, Ethnicity, and Language 209
Chapter 9. Educational Equality for Students of Color 211
Chapter 10. Approaches to Multicultural Curriculum Reform 242
Chapter 11. The Colorblind Perspectives in School: Causes and Consequences 265
Chapter 12. Language Diversity and Education 289
Part V. Exceptionality 315
Chapter 13. Educational Equality for Students with Disabilities 317
Chapter 14. School Inclusion and Multicultural Issues in Special Education 350
Chapter 15. Recruiting and Retaining Gifted Students from Diverse Ethnic, Cultural, and Language Groups 379
Part VI. School Reform 399
Chapter 16. School Reform and Student Learning: A Multicultural Perspective 401
Chapter 17. Families and Teachers Working Together for School Improvement 421
Appendix: Multicultural Resources 443
- Chapter 8, a new chapter in the text, describes how race and gender interact as opposed to being separate variables.
- Chapter 9, also new to this edition, examines the role of queer studies as well as sexual and gender minorities in multicultural education.
- The Multicultural Resources in the Appendix have been fully revised and updated.
- A new section on Sexual and Gender Minorities has been added to the Appendix.
- The Glossary has been updated to incorporate new census data as well as developments in the field.
- New co-authors for chapters 14 and 16 bring new insights, information, and perspectives to the chapters.
- Leading authors in the field offer their perspectives on Multicultural Education.
- Edited reader providing the most up-to-date research in the field.