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Introduction to Multicultural Education, An, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By James A. Banks

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Nov 13, 2007

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This text provides pre-service and in-service teachers and administrators with a succinct, yet comprehensive, overview of multicultural education and what it means for classroom teaching.


The brief text opens by describing the goals of multicultural education and misconceptions about it. Its strong emphasis on curriculum and reform makes this text useful for administrators, as well as teachers.

Table of Contents


  1. Goals and Misconceptions
  2. Citizenship Education and Diversity in a Global Age
  3. Dimensions and School Characteristics
  4. Curriculum Transformation
  5. Knowledge Components
  6. Teaching with Powerful Ideas
  7. School Reform and Intergroup Education
  8. Multicultural Education: For Freedom’s Sake
  9. Multicultural Benchmarks




Appendix A–Essential Principles for Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Society


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, 4th Edition
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$30.60 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-61504-9