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6th Edition

Multicultural Education of Children and Adolescents

ISBN 9781138735361
Published June 13, 2017 by Routledge
366 Pages

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Book Description

Multicultural Education of Children and Adolescents explores the foundations of diversity through cultural portraits of young people from a variety of backgrounds, and provides practical strategies for shaping and implementing a multicultural curriculum. In Part I, the authors introduce multicultural education as a concept and document the increasing cultural diversity of the United States. The text describes, in Part II, various cultural groups—including African, American Indian, and Hispanic cultures—to help pre-service teachers better understand the backgrounds of diverse learners. Part III focuses on topics that educators should consider when planning and implementing programs that teach acceptance and respect for cultural diversity. Through this series of applied chapters, teacher candidates will learn to use the most effective instructional practices with diverse learners, and to work successfully with families, school personnel, and administrators to implement a multicultural program.

Content and features new to the sixth edition include the following:

    • Every chapter opens with a real-life story that introduces the subject matter by showing the ideas in action.
    • Points to Ponder boxes urge readers to reflect more deeply on information they have just read.
    • Additional Case Studies with accompanying Questions for Discussion in all chapters enable nuanced consideration of the crucial differences between culturally specific learning styles.
    • Increased emphasis on Social Justice and White Privilege, including its effects on all people.
    • Chapter 13 has been significantly revised to include increased and updated information on sexual orientation, including transgender students.
    • Chapters in Part II now feature further expanded sections on socioeconomic status and conditions of each ethnic group.

Table of Contents


Part I Multicultural Education and lts Response to our Nation’s lncreasing Diversity  

Chapter 1 Multicultural Education  

Chapter 2 Diversity  

Part II Understanding Learners and  their Cultural Backgrounds  

Chapter 3 Understanding African American Children and Adolescents  

Chapter 4 Understanding American Indian Children and Adolescents  

Chapter 5 Understanding Arab American Children and Adolescents  

Chapter 6 Understanding Asian American Children and Adolescents  

Chapter 7 Understanding European American Children and Adolescents  

Chapter 8 Understanding Hispanic American Children and Adolescents  

Part III Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society 

Chapter 9 Curricular Efforts  

Chapter 10 Instructional Practices  

Chapter 11 Parents, Families, and Caregivers of Culturally Diverse Backgrounds  

Chapter 12 Administrators and Special School Personnel  

Chapter 13 Newly Emerging Issues of Multicultural Education

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M. Lee Manning is Professor and Eminent Scholar in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Old Dominion University, USA.

Leroy G. Baruth is Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling at Appalachian State University, USA.

G. Lea Lee is Associate Professor and Director of the Tidewater Writing Project in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Old Dominion University, USA.