Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-276) and index.
Chapter 1 Humans as Cultural Beings: Foundations for Multicultural Education Chapter 2 Engaging the American Cultural Mosaic Chapter 3 Engaging the Crises of Cross-Cultural Encounters Chapter 4 Educational Inequalities in American Schools Chapter 5 Historical Foundations of Multicultural Education in the United States Chapter 6 Title One Categorical Fund: A Federal Covernment Attempt at Educational Equity Chapter 7 American Multilingualism and the Challange of the English Language Learner in the American Educational System Chapter 8 Religious Diversity and the Public School Systems Chapter 9 Gender and Women's Rights in American Educational History Chapter 10 The Learner and the Educational Process Chapter 11 Exceptionality and Learner-Centered Pedagogies for the Regular Education Classroom Chapter 12 Standards-based Planning and Teaching in a Multicultural Classroom.
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An Introduction to Multicultural Education provides a balance between the principles and practice of multicultural education in the K-12 classroom, presenting multicultural education as a learner-centered pedagogy. DomNwachukwu's book projects foundational principles and practices that make multicultural education relevant and appealing, while eliminating ideas and practices that produce negative reactions and outcomes. An Introduction to Multicultural Education utilizes historical data to make the case for equity pedagogy, going further than other books on this topic to provide practical steps and approaches to implementing multicultural education. The person and cultural identity of the teacher is addressed in-depth. The person and nature of the learner and the learning process are addressed as foundational ideas behind equity pedagogy. Such multicultural education topics as gender equity, universal access, religious pluralism, and bilingualism (or multilingualism) are all addressed with much detail. This book provides pre-service and in-service teachers with the theoretical and practical support they need to provide equal and meaningful education to all the students in their classrooms. (source: Nielsen Book Data)