For Multicultural/Multiethnic Education courses, (Curriculum and Instruction), both education and non-education majors
Lauded as the best single text for introducing students to the study of diversity in 21st century America, with a focus on culture, the individual, and institutions.
This popular text is grounded in research that has been conducted in various behavioral and social sciences including education, psychology, history, sociology, biology, anthropology, women’s studies, and ethnic studies. The author uses a stimulating inquiry approach to make the content more interesting to students, to encourage student discussion and debate on the issues, and to ultimately promote a deeper understanding of the material. Each chapter features questions regarding diversity issues with responses based on research from a variety of disciplines and from the author’s experience.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Individual Attitudes and Interpersonal Relations
Chapter 1 Understanding Ourselves and Others: Clarifying Values and Language
Chapter 2 Understanding Prejudice and Its Causes
Chapter 3 Communication, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution
Section 2: Cultural Foundations of Oppression in the United States
Chapter 4 Immigration and Oppression: The Assault on Cultural and Language Diversity
Chapter 5 Race and Oppression: The Experiences of People of Color in America
Chapter 6 Religion and Oppression: The Struggle for Religious Freedom
Chapter 7 Rejecting Oppressive Relationships: The Logic of Cultural Pluralism for a Diverse Society
Section 3: Contemporary Dilemmas for Intergroup Relations
Chapter 8 Racism: Confronting a Legacy of White Domination in America
Chapter 9 Classism: Misperceptions and Myths About Income, Wealth, and Poverty
Chapter 10 Sexism: Where the Personal Becomes Political
Chapter 11 Heterosexism: Transforming Homosexuality from Deviant to Different
Chapter 12 Ableism: Disability Does Not Mean Inability
Section 4: The Challenge of Diversity to American Institutions
Chapter 13 Pluralism in Schools: The Promise of Multicultural Education
Chapter 14 Pluralism in Society: Creating Unity in a Diverse America
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$53.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-312160-5