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Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives, 8th Edition

Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives, 8th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-54588-1

Oct 2012

384 pages

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Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives is designed to help current and future educators acquire the concepts, paradigms, and explanations needed to become more effective practitioners in culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse classrooms and schools. The Eighth Edition has been revised to reflect new research and data regarding the decreasing non-Hispanic White population in the U.S. Two new sections to the Multicultural Resources include "Special Education and Equity," and "Gifted Education and Equity." The Multicultural Resources in the Appendix have also been revised and updated and the Glossary has been revised to incorporate 2010 census data and new developments in the field.

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Part I Issues and Concepts

Chapter 1: Multicultural Education: Characteristics and Goals
James A. Banks

Chapter 2: Culture, Teaching, and Learning
Christina Convertino, Bradley A. Levinson, and Norma González

Chapter 3: Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in the Classroom
Carl A. Grant and Christine E. Sleeter

Part II Social Class and Religion

Chapter 4: Social Class and Education
Lois Weis

Chapter 5: Christian Nation or Pluralistic Culture: Religion in American Life
Charles H. Lippy

Part III Gender

Chapter 6: Gender Bias: From Colonial America to Today's Classrooms
David Sadker and Karen Zittleman

Chapter 7: Classrooms for Diversity: Rethinking Curriculum and Pedagogy
Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault

Chapter 8: Understanding and Supporting Gender Equity in Schools
Diane Pollard

Chapter 9: Queer Lessons: Multiculturalism and Sexual and Gender Minorities in Multicultural Education
Cris Mayo

Part IV Race, Ethnicity, and Language

Chapter 10: Approaches to Multicultural Curriculum Reform
James A. Banks

Chapter 11: Backstage Racism: Implications for Teaching
Leslie H. Picca and Ruth Thompson-Miller

Chapter 12: Language Diversity and Schooling
Tom T. Stritikus and Manka M. Varghese

Part V Exceptionality

Chapter 13: Educational Equality for Students with Disabilities
Sara C. Bicard and William L. Heward

Chapter 14: School Inclusion and Multicultural Issues in Special Education
Luanna H. Meyer, Jill M. Bevan-Brown, Hyun-Sook Park and Catherine Savage

Chapter 15: Recruiting and Retaining Gifted Students from Different Ethnic, Cultural, and Language Groups
Donna Y. Ford

Part VI School Reform

Chapter 16: School Reform and Student Learning: A Multicultural Perspective
Sonia Nieto and Patty Bode

Chapter 17: Families and Teachers Working Together for School Improvement
Cherry A. McGee Banks

  • Chapters 2, 4, 8, and 11 are new to this eighth edition.
  • All of the chapters from the previous edition have been revised to reflect new research, theories, census data, statistics, interpretations, and developments.
  • The Multicultural Resources in the Appendix have been substantially revised and updated.
  • Two new sections added to the Multicultural Resources, “Special Education and Equity,” and “Gifted Education and Equity.”
  • The Glossary has been revised to incorporate 2010 census data and new developments in the field.


  • Leading authors in the field offer their perspectives on Multicultural Education.
  • Edited reader providing the most up-to-date research in the field.