This book presents social class, ethnicity and race, gender, exceptionality, religion, language, and age as micro-cultures to which students and teachers belong. Integrating critical pedagogy with research, it uses these micro-cultures as the basis for explaining pluralism and multicultural education. Gollnick is affiliated with the national Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Chinn teaches at California State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A text for students in undergraduate, graduate, and in-service courses, examining social and cultural conditions that influence education. Chapters describe microcultures of class, ethnicity and race, gender, exceptionality, religion, language, and age, and recommend the use of pluralism in the implementation of multicultural education. This edition contains sections asking readers to reflect on their personal convictions and consider alternative perspectives and controversial practices. Integrated into every chapter are stories from a video library compiled by ABC news programming. Also new to this edition are end-of-chapter classroom experiences and discussion questions on how to avoid discrimination and prejudice. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.