Cultural Diversity and Education

Author: James A. Banks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317222458
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Now available in paperback, the sixth edition of this definitive text provides students a strong background in the conceptual, theoretical, and philosophical issues in multicultural education from a leading authority and scholarly leader of the field---James A. Banks. In the opening chapter author Banks presents his well-known and widely used concept of Dimensions of Multicultural Education to help build an understanding of how the various components of multicultural education are interrelated. He then provides an overview on preparing students to function as effective citizens in a global world; discusses the dimensions, history, and goals of multicultural education; presents the conceptual, philosophical, and research issues related to education and diversity; examines the issues involved in curriculum and teaching; looks at gender equity, disability, giftedness, and language diversity; and focuses on intergroup relations and principles for teaching and learning. This new edition incorporates new concepts, theories, research, and developments in the field of multicultural education and features: A new Chapter 5, "Increasing Student Academic Achievement: Paradigms and Explanations" provides important explanations for the achievement gap and suggests ways that educators can work to close it. A new Chapter 7, "Researching Race, Culture, and Difference," explains the unique characteristics of multicultural research and how it differs from mainstream research in education and social science. A new Chapter 14, "Principles for Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Society" contains research-based guidelines for reforming teaching and the school in order to increase the academic achievement and social development of students from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, language, and gender groups. A new Appendix—"Essential Principles Checklist"—designed to help educators determine the extent to which practices within their schools, colleges, and universities are consistent with the research-based findings described in the book.

Cultural Diversity Early Education

Author: Nancy A. Crowell
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788148710
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reflects workshop discussions on the controversy, educational significance, and complexity and changing dimensions of the issues affecting early education and cultural diversity. Addresses three main questions that formed the structure for the workshop discussions: what roles does culture play in shaping children's earliest learning opportunities and experiences at home; how children's cultural and linguistic backgrounds affect the skills, knowledge, and expectations that they bring to school; and what is known about how instruction needs to vary to assure learning and motivation for children from differing cultural backgrounds.

Cultural Diversity in Schools

Author: Robert A. DeVillar
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791416730
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book confronts the patterns of school failure often faced by subordinated minority groups in the United States. It does so by presenting a socioacademic framework that is based on the notion that all groups can have comparable access to quality schooling, comparable participation in the schooling, and derive comparable educational benefits from their participation. Organized around three key, interrelated components--communication, integration, and cooperation--the book combines theoretical concepts with actual classroom practices that support change. It moves us from a position of rhetoric about educational equality to one that actively addresses the socioacademic needs of students in a culturally diverse society.

Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education

Author: James A. Banks
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412981522
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With 695 signed entries with cross-references and recommended readings, the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education, Four-Volume Set, in both print and electronic formats, presents research and statistics, case studies and best practices, policies and programs at pre- and post-secondary levels.

An Introduction to Multicultural Education

Author: James A. Banks
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
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This book gives teachers a strong background in the conceptual, theoretical, and philosophical issues in multicultural education. Cultural Diversity and Education is designed to help pre-service and in-service educators clarify the philosophical and definitional issues related to pluralistic education, derive a clarified philosophical position, design and implement effective teaching strategies that reflect ethnic and cultural diversity, and prepare sound guidelines for multicultural programs and practices. This book describes actions that educators can take to institutionalize educational programs and practices related to ethnic and cultural diversity.

Cultural Diversity Educational Equity and the Transformation of Higher Education

Author: Michael Benjamin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275955441
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Constructs detailed profiles of selected ethnic minority groups and uses those profiles as a basis for reconstructing cultural diversity policy and programming in North American colleges and universities. Considers African Americans, Black Caribbean Canadians, Hispanics, and Asians, and uses Jews as

Cultural Diversity and Early Education

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Publisher: National Academies
ISBN:
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Presents the full text of "Cultural Diversity and Early Education: Report of a Workshop," a publication of the Board on Children and Families, edited by Deborah Phillips and Nancy A. Crowell. Lists committee members, workshop participants, and acknowledgments. Examines cultural contexts for learning, cultural diversity at home, and directions for research. Contains a list of references. Notes that the project was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Links to the home pages of the NAS and the NAP.

Educational Leadership

Author: Clive Dimmock
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761971702
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This key text in educational leadership focuses on the significance of the context and culture of schools.