Written by the leading authority in the field, the Eighth Edition of this classic text has been rewritten and updated to reflect current and emerging theory, research, and scholarship in the fields of ethnic studies and multicultural education.
Divided into five parts, Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies emphasizes that the main goal of the multicultural curriculum should be to help students develop the ability to make reflective decisions so that they can, through thoughtful action, influence their personal, social, and civic worlds and help make them more democratic and just.
Banks's (multicultural education, U. of Washington, Seattle) text is designed to help teachers conceptualize, design, and implement a democratic, multicultural curriculum which respects and honors diversity while simultaneously promoting national unity. The seventh edition incorporates concepts, perspectives and issues in multicultural education emerging since the publication of the sixth edition in 1997; the addition of information from the 2000 U.S. Census; and extensive revisions and additions to the bibliographies and resource appendixes. For practicing teachers and teacher trainees. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)