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.
Since the 1994 edition, US schools have edged closer to being 50% populated by students of color. Banks (Director, Center for Multicultural Education; U. of Washington, Seattle) overviews dimensions of multicultural education (including misconceptions), curriculum reforms, and benchmarks for effective pluralistic schools. Newly appended checklists for evaluating materials; and the Nebraska Multicultural Education Bill. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.