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Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice, 7th Edition
By Christine I. Bennett
Comprehensive Multicultural Education provides a balanced and comprehensive approach to multicultural education overview of the different types of diversity and practical strategies delivered through lesson plans and cases.
A balanced approach for pre-service teachers and others new to the field of multicultural education, this text presents interdisciplinary content through primary source material and vignettes of actual teachers and students. Providing an in-depth focus in key areas as well as a broad overview, Christine Bennett aims to help prepare teachers who are informed and caring advocates for students from all cultural, racial, socioeconomic, linguistic, and national backgrounds. Comprehensive Multicultural Education provides a teacher-tested curriculum development model accompanied by 26 lesson plans that focuses on core values, helping teachers make a stronger case for multicultural perspectives in their curriculums. Incorporating research from current sociology, history, and ethno-geography, the author makes key issues like immigration accessible for today’s teachers, emphasizing diversity within and across ethnic groups to help teachers understand interactions between students' cultural and individual differences.
Table of Contents
Part I. The Case for Multicultural Education
Chapter 1. Multicultural Schools: What, Why, and How
Chapter 2. Culture, Race and the Contexts for Multicultural Teaching
What Is Culture?
Chapter 3. Race Relations and the Nature of Prejudice
Part II. Roots of ethnic Diversity in the United States: The Conflicting Themes of Assimilation and Pluralism
Chapter 4. Immigration and the American Dream: European American and Jewish American Perspectives
Chapter 5. Colonialism, Involuntary Immigration and The American Dream: American Indian and African Americans Perspectives
Chapter 6. Colonialism, Immigration, and the American Dream: Latino Perspectives
Chapter 7. Contemporary Immigration and the American Dream: Asian, Muslim, and Arab American Perspectives
Part III. Individual Differences and societal inequities That Affect Teaching and Learning
Chapter 8. Learning Styles and Culturally Competent Teaching
Chapter 9. Reaching All Learners: Perspectives on Gender, Class, and Special Needs
Chapter 10. Teaching in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms, by James S. Damico
Part IV. Strengthening Multicultural Perspectives in Curriculum and Instruction
Chapter 11. Multicultural Curriculum Development: A Decision-Making Model and Lesson Plans
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