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Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice (7th Edition)

Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice (7th Edition)
Author: Christine I. Bennett
ISBN 13: 9780137042616
ISBN 10: 137042612
Edition: 7
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2010-01-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 504
List Price: $150.20

Written for new teachers, this guide to multicultural education presents interdisciplinary content through primary source material and vignettes of actual teachers and students.

Taking the view that the primary goal of public education in the United States is to foster the intellectual and personal development of all children and youth to their fullest potential, Christine Bennett aims to help prepare teachers who are informed and caring advocates for students from all cultural, racial, socioeconomic, linguistic, and national backgrounds.

Comprehensive Multicultural Education provides a curriculum model with six goals and numerous lesson plans illustrating how each goal can be implemented in the classroom. It emphasizes diversity within and across ethnic groups to help teachers understand interactions between students' cultural and individual differences.


Helps practicing and prospective teachers bridge the gap between multicultural concepts and practice in areas such as classroom management, instructional strategies, and curriculum development. Defines multicultural education, and treats assimilation and pluralism among various groups in the US, learning styles, and teaching strategies. Offers numerous guidelines and specific lesson plans for a multicultural curriculum. This third edition contains new material on European Americans, African Americans, and Muslims and Arab Americans. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)