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Multicultural Education of Children and Adolescents, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By M. Lee Manning, Leroy G. Baruth

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 14, 2008

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This unique text explores both the foundations of diversity and a variety of cultural groups  while providing practical strategies for shaping and implementing a multicultural curriculum.


In Part I, this text provides a definition of multicultural education that includes all types of diversity and explores a variety of foundational issues and models. In Part II, the text hones in on various cultural groups to help pre-service teachers better understand the backgrounds of diverse learners. Finally, Part III offers teacher candidates a series of applied chapters that focus on planning a multicultural curriculum, using the most effective instructional practices with diverse learners, and working successfully with families of diverse students, and collaborating with school personnel and administrators to implement a multicultural program. 

Table of Contents


Part I

Multicultural Education and Its Response to Our Nation’s Increasing Diversity

Chapter 1       Multicultural Education

Chapter 2       Diversity

Part II

Children and Adolescents of Culturally Diverse Backgrounds

Chapter 3       African American Children and Adolescents

Chapter 4       American Indian Children and Adolescents

Chapter 5       Arab American Children and Adolescents

Chapter 6       Asian American Children and Adolescents

Chapter 7       European American Children and Adolescents

Chapter 8       Hispanic American Children and Adolescents

Part III

Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society

Chapter 9       Curricular Efforts

Chapter 10     Instructional Practices

Chapter 11     Individual and Cultural Differences

Chapter 12     Parents, Families, and Caregivers of Culturally Diverse Backgrounds

Chapter 13     Administrators and Special School Personnel

Chapter 14     Multicultural Education for the 21st Century: Unresolved Issues, Prospects and Challenges

Appendix A

Author Index

Subject Index