Multiculturalism in Education and Teaching

Multiculturalism in Education and Teaching

Six myths about multicultural education There are numerous myths about multicultural education. The ones that are most frequently voiced are: 1. It is both divisive and so conceptually weak that it does little to eliminate structural ...

Author: Carl A. Grant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317932833

Category: Education

Page: 336

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In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key article, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work contributes to the development of the field. Carl A. Grant has spent the last 35 years researching, teaching, thinking and writing about some of the key enduring issues in multicultural education. He has contributed to a multitude of books and articles, and is former President of the National Association for Multicultural Education. In his selected works, Carl Grant brings together 14 of his key writings in one place. Starting with a specially written Introduction, which gives an overview of his career and contextualises his selection within the development of the field, the book is divided into three parts: - Race and Educational Equity - Theorizing Multicultural Education - Multicultural Teacher Education. This book not only shows how Carl Grant’s thinking developed during his long and distinguished career, it also gives an insight into the development of the fields to which he contributed.
Categories: Education

Multiculturalism and Education

Multiculturalism and Education

This book introduces multiculturalism and its relationship to education and schooling, while also highlighting current approaches to multicultural education and placing them in a broad comparative and international context.

Author: Thomas J. La Belle

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791419398

Category: Education

Page: 211

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This book introduces multiculturalism and its relationship to education and schooling, while also highlighting current approaches to multicultural education and placing them in a broad comparative and international context. Through a comparative view that is both domestic and international, the book explores ethnicity, race, class, and education (kindergarten through higher education) as they interact to integrate populations, while also serving vested interests and enhancing group identity and status. The authors position multiculturalism as a political and social phenomena that affects and interacts with education and its institutions. To do this, they draw upon international cases as well as the history of segmentation and integration in the United States.
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Evolving Multicultural Education for Global Classrooms

Evolving Multicultural Education for Global Classrooms

Multiculturalism is based on the individuals and groups that make up a society coming from different origins in terms ... With the reflection of multiculturalism in educational environments, the understanding of multicultural education ...

Author: Gordon, Richard Keith

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799876519

Category: Education

Page: 287

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Multicultural education is a construct that has been very useful for many years in harboring sensitivities teachers need in addressing diverse students. Now the discipline needs refreshing. In the global society, the idea of multicultural education, a decidedly Western formation, needs to expand its conceptual boundaries. Salient issues in multicultural education such as individual identities, social justice, and equity are bedrock concerns of multicultural educators. These concepts are considered necessary but not sufficient in shaping an evolving model of multicultural education. The complexity of humans and modern and emerging societies requires a broadened scope of the understanding of contemporary multicultural theory and practice. Evolving Multicultural Education for Global Classrooms addresses multicultural education from a comprehensive viewpoint that acknowledges the historical benefit of multicultural education and recognizes a need to inform the discipline with a broader viewpoint. As most knowledge on multicultural education comes from a Western perspective and the scholarship on the topic is weakening, the chapters in this book present new practices and classroom applications that are internationally transferable. Topics covered include teacher education, social justice, educational equity and inclusion, online education, and cultural sensitivities. This book is ideally intended for teachers, educational theorists, sociologists of education, inservice and preservice teachers, administrators, teacher educators, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in a fresh global perspective on multicultural education.
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Transforming the Multicultural Education of Teachers

Transforming the Multicultural Education of Teachers

broader social justice goals can , however , limit transformative possibilities for multicultural education . Cultural Emancipation McCarthy and Willis's ( 1995 ) third conception of multicultural education is based on " models of ...

Author: Michael J. Vavrus

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807742600

Category: Education

Page: 242

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Recognizing the responsibility institutions have to prepare teachers for today's diverse classrooms, Vavrus shows us how to incorporate transformative multicultural education into teacher education curriculum, pedagogy, and evaluation. Placing race, racism, antiracism, and democracy at the center of his analyses and recommendation, this volume provides: - Concrete structural suggestions for including transformative multicultural education in higher education and K-12 in-service programs. -A multicultural critique of new NCATE accreditation standards for teacher education programs that offers reconceptualized assessment procedures. -The historical roots of transformative multicultural education that incorporates issues of white privilege and racialized color blindness, anti-racist pedagogy, racial identity among teachers, and critical race theory. - A discussion of globalization that emphasizes its contemporary economic effects on social and educatonal inequities.
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Intercultural and Multicultural Education

Intercultural and Multicultural Education

Zongjie Wu and Chunyan Han INTRODUCTION A better understanding of multiculturalism in the Chinese education should at least involve three levels of investigation: the indigenous tradition and particularity of Chinese education; ...

Author: Carl A. Grant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136949388

Category: Education

Page: 366

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By addressing intercultural and multicultural education in a global context, this volume brings together the dynamic discussions and lively debate of intercultural and multicultural education taking place across the world. Not content with discussion of theory or practice at the expense of the other, this collection of essays embodies dialogical praxis by weaving together a variety of epistemologies, ideologies, historical circumstances, pedagogies, policy approaches, curricula, and personal narratives. Contributors take readers to the countries, schools, and nongovernmental agencies where intercultural education and multicultural education, either collectively or singularly, are active (often central) concepts or practices in the daily educational undertaking and discourse of society. Readers are also informed about how intercultural education and/or multicultural education within a country came to be and will learn about the debates over intercultural education and/or multicultural education at both the government and local level.
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Multicultural Education in the United States

Multicultural Education in the United States

multicultural education professoriate should work as hard at political action at local , state , and federal levels as they do at furthering their careers by writing articles and books for one another and presenting papers at ...

Author: David E. Washburn

Publisher: Inquiry International

ISBN: 0963552120

Category: Education

Page: 156

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Multicultural Education as Social Activism

Multicultural Education as Social Activism

Multicultural Education as Social Activism Christine E. Sleeter " This book interweaves a strong theoretical framework with accounts of one's journey to understanding race , gender , and class and their influence upon identity ...

Author: Christine E. Sleeter

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791429970

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Connecting multicultural education with political issues of power and struggle, this book explores what multicultural education means to white people, given the unequal racial power relations in the U.S. and worldwide. It examines connections between race, gender, and social class, particularly as these connections play out for white women. While taking a feminist perspective, the author is also wary of the power white middle class women exercise in defining what counts as gender issues. Throughout the book, Sleeter argues that multicultural education was born in political struggle and can never meaningfully be disconnected from politics. Ultimately the quest for schooling for social justice is a political quest rather than a technical issue.
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Multicultural Education in Glocal Perspectives

Multicultural Education in Glocal Perspectives

Yun-Kyung Cha, Jagdish Gundara, Seung-Hwan Ham and Moosung Lee Multicultural education is still a contested concept. Definitions and conceptualizations vary both within and across countries (Banks 2009; Grant and Portera 2011; ...

Author: Yun-Kyung Cha

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811022227

Category: Education

Page: 223

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This conceptually rich and empirically grounded book draws upon expertise from a panel of emerging and established international scholars to explore the institutionalization and effect of multicultural education on a global scale. Previous studies of multicultural education have largely ignored the significance of understanding the combination of multiple sociopolitical influences on multicultural education in both policy and practice. Filling this void, this book sheds light on the two main reasons for taking a “glocal” perspective on multicultural education. First, children should be provided with meaningful learning opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to live in a culturally and ethno-linguistically diverse society, where the distinction between the local and the global is becoming blurred. Second, understanding both the “global grammar” and the “local semantics” of multicultural education helps researchers and policy-makers grasp the whole picture of multicultural education as an evolving social construct and phenomenon. This new book provokes a new round of discussion and research to expand and enrich our inquiry into cultural diversity and educational inclusion.
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Dictionary of Multicultural Education

Dictionary of Multicultural Education

This reference work comprises terms of relevant legislation, educational-theoretical concepts and methodologies, and sociopolitical movements and conditions.

Author: Carl A. Grant

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015002900372

Category: Education

Page: 344

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Multiculturalism is one of the most widely discussed concepts in education today. Now, educators, university students, scholars, or anyone interested in multiculturalism can turn to the Dictionary of Multicultural Education to gain further information on and understanding of this important field. As the authoritative reference work on the subject, the Dictionary includes in-depth explanations of the history, use, and implications of more than 150 terms as defined by scholars prominent in the field. This reference work comprises terms of relevant legislation, educational-theoretical concepts and methodologies, and sociopolitical movements and conditions.
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Multicultural Education in a Global Society

Multicultural Education in a Global Society

Drawing on research from Canada, USA and Western Europe, this book extends the idea of multicultural education to put it within a global context.

Author: James Lynch

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1850005575

Category: Education

Page: 191

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Drawing on research from Canada, USA and Western Europe, this book extends the idea of multicultural education to put it within a global context. The core of the book focuses on human rights education as a central motivator in any commitment of multicultural education.
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