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Introduction to Multicultural Education, An, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By James A. Banks

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 16, 2013

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For pre-service and practicing educators with limited time to devote to the topic of multicultural education


Serves as a core text for courses in multicultural/multiethnic education (Curriculum and Instruction) (Foundations/Introduction to Teaching)


Pre-service and practicing educators get an authoritative introduction to the major concepts principles, theories, and practices in multicultural education.


Leading authority James A. Banks takes readers on a forward-reaching look toward increasing our understanding of what multicultural education means for classroom teaching today in this succinct, yet comprehensive overview of the concepts, principles, theories, and practices. In it readers discover the goals of and the misconceptions about multicultural education; why and how students can use the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to function as effective citizens in today’s diverse society; how multicultural education seeks to transform the curriculum; how to incorporate multicultural lessons and units into everyday teaching; the important benchmarks to reform; and much more.

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1   Goals and Misconceptions 

2   Citizenship Education and Diversity in a Global Age 

3   Dimensions and School Characteristics 

4   Curriculum Transformation 

5   Knowledge Construction and Curriculum Reform

6   Knowledge Components 

7   Teaching with Powerful Ideas 

8   School Reform and Intergroup Education 

9   Multicultural Benchmarks

Appendix A:  Learning in and Out of School in Diverse Environments 

Appendix B:  Checklist for Evaluating Informational Materials 

Appendix C:  A Multicultural Education Evaluation Checklist 

Appendix D:  A Multicultural Education Basic Library 




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Introduction to Multicultural Education, An, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition
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$32.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-269806-1