The second edition of this source book contains essays and annotations on a number of issues related to multicultural education. The authors define multicultural education as a process-oriented creation of learning experiences that foster an awareness of, respect for, and enjoyment of the diversity of our society and world. Inherent in this definition of multicultural education is a commitment to create a more just and equitable society for all people. This book, then, offers suggestions relevant to the teaching of all children, all teaching and curricular decisions, and every aspect of educational policy.
Patricia G. Ramsey is Professor of Psychology and Education and Director of Gorse Child Study Center at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
Leslie R. Williams is Professor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Co-Director of the Rita Gold Early Childhood Center at Teachers College.
Edwina Battle Vold is Professor Emerita at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.