Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives

1602028There is a wide and growing ethnic, cultural, social-class, and linguistic gap between many of the nations teachers and their students. Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives, 9th edition, is designed to help current and future educators acquire the concepts, paradigms, and explanations needed to become effective practitioners in culturally, racially, linguistically, and social-class diverse classrooms and schools. An important goal of the 9th edition is to help educators attain a sophisticated understanding of the concept of culture and to view race, class, gender, social class, and exceptionality as interacting concepts rather than as separate and distinct.

Racial, cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and religious diversity—which has increased in the United States as well as in other nations since the eighth edition of this book was published—presents both opportunities and challenges to educators. The challenges of diversity within recent years were manifested by the persistent conflicts between police officers and communities of color in the United States and by the tragic events in France in January 2015. Seventeen people lost their lives in conflicts that resulted from many complex factors related to cultural and religious diversity as well as to social class—including the depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in a French satirical magazine but also from the alienation and structural exclusion of Muslim youth within French society (Erlanger, 2015 ). Diversity is also a source of population rejuvenation, innovation, and economic vitality within a nation. Educators in multicultural nation-states in the 21st century need to construct creative and novel ways to actualize the strengths of diversity while working to resolve its challenges.

Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives 9th Edition
James A. Banks (Author), Cherry A. McGee Banks (Author)

Publisher: Wiley; 9 edition (December 21, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1119355265
ISBN-13: 978-1119355267

About the Author

About the Editors JAMES A. BANKS is professor and director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has written or edited more than a dozen books in multicultural education and in social studies education. Professor Banks is past president of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). CHERRY A. McGEE BANKS is associate professor of education at the University of Washington, Bothell. Professor Banks is associate editor of the Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education, contributing author of Multicultural Education, Transformative Knowledge, and Action, and co-author of March Toward Freedom: A History of Black Americans. Contributors to the Fourth Edition Frederick Erickson • Carl A. Grant • Christine E. Sleeter • Jean Anyon • James K. Uphoff • David Sadker • Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault • Johnella E. Butler • Geneva Gay • Janet Ward Schofield • Carlos J. Ovando • Rodney A. Cavanaugh • Luanna H. Meyer • Jill Bevan-Brown • Beth Harry • Mara Sapon-Shevin • Sonia Nieto Also Available The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children by Gloria Ladson-Billings Paperback, ISBN: 0-7879-0338-8 Jossey Bass — A Wiley Company .

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