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The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education

Edited By

James A. Banks

ISBN 9780415962308
Published March 16, 2009 by Routledge
591 Pages

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Book Description

This volume is the first authoritative reference work to provide a truly comprehensive international description and analysis of multicultural education around the world. It is organized around key concepts and uses case studies from various nations in different parts of the world to exemplify and illustrate the concepts. Case studies are from many nations, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Norway, Bulgaria, Russia, South Africa, Japan, China, India, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico. Two chapters focus on regions— Latin America and the French-speaking nations in Africa. The book is divided into ten sections, covering theory and research pertaining to curriculum reform, immigration and citizenship, language, religion, and the education of ethnic and cultural minority groups among other topics.

With forty newly commissioned pieces written by a prestigious group of internationally renowned scholars, The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education provides the definitive statement on the state of multicultural education and on its possibilities for the future.

Table of Contents

              Part One: Multicultural Education: Theoretical Perspectives and Issues

    1. Multicultural Education: Dimensions and Paradigms, James A. Banks
    2. Critical Multiculturalism and Education, Stephen May
    3. Worldwide Population Movements, Diversity, and Education, Stephen Castles
    4. Globalization, Immigration, and Schooling, Marcelo Suarez-Orozco and Carola Suarez-Orozco
    5. Part Two: Multicultural Education and Diversity Across Nations

    6. Multicultural Education in the United States: Historical Realities, Ongoing Challenges, and Transformative Possibilities, Sonia Nieto
    7. Multicultural Education Policy in Canada: Competing Ideologies, Interconnected Discourses, Reva Joshee
    8. Multicultural Education in Australia: Two Generations of Evolution, Christine Inglis
    9. Multicultural Education in the United Kingdom, Sally Tomlinson
    10. From Intercultural Education to the Inclusion of Diversity: Theories and Policies in Europe, Cristina Allemann-Ghionda
    11. Multicultural Education in South Africa, Crain Soudien
    12. Multicultural Education in Japan, Yasu Hirasawa
    13. Part Three: Race, Intergroup Relations, and Schooling

    14. Critical Perspectives on Race and Schooling, David Gillborn and Deborah Youdell
    15. The Nature and Origins of Children’s Racial Attitudes, Rebecca S. Bigler and Julie Milligan Hughes
    16. Modifying Children’s Racial Attitudes, Frances E. Aboud
    17. Education Programs for Improving Intergroup Relations between Palestinians and Jews in Israel, Zvi Bekerman
    18. Multicultural Education for Young Children, Patricia G. Ramsey
    19. Part Four: Culture, Teaching, and Learning

    20. Cultural Influences on Learning, Carol D. Lee
    21. Socialization, Literacy, and Empowerment, Thor Ola Engen
    22. Part Five: The Education of Indigenous Groups

    23. Connecting the Circle in American Indian Education, Donna Deyhle and Karen Gayton Comeau
    24. Indigenous Education in Peru, Maria Elena Garcia
    25. The Struggle to Educate the Maori in New Zealand, Wally Penetito
    26. Part Six: Citizenship, Immigration, and Education

    27. Diversity, Group Identity, and Citizenship Education in a Global Age, James A. Banks
    28. Education, Integration, and Citizenship in France, Eva Lemaire
    29. Citizenship Education in France and England: Contrasting Approaches to National Identity and Diversity, Audrey Osler and Hugh Starkey
    30. Democracy, Antiracism, and Citizenship Education in England and Sweden, Hugh Starkey and Audrey Osler
    31. Diversity and Citizenship Education in Bulgaria, Hristo Kyuchukov
    32. Part Seven: Language, Culture, Identity, and Education

    33. Language, Culture, and Identity Issues Across Nations, Suzanne Romaine
    34. Language Policies and Language Education in Francophone Africa: A Critique and a Call to Action, Hassana Alidou
    35. Language Education Policy in Multi-Ethnic Malaysia, Saran Kaur Gill
    36. Part Eight: Religion, Culture, Identity, and Education

    37. Cultural Diversity, Muslims, and Education in France and England: Two Contrasting Models in Western Europe, Nasar Meer, Valérie Sala Pala, Tariq Modood, and Patrick Simon
    38. Religion, Culture, Language, and Education in India, Reva Joshee and Karen Sihra
    39. Islamic Religious Education and Muslim Religiosity in Singapore, Mukhlis Abu Bakar
    40. Religion, Ethnicity, and Identity in Indonesian Education, Joel C. Kuipers and Ella Yulaelawati
    41. Part Nine: The Education of Ethnic and Cultural Minority Groups in Europe

    42. Migrant Minority Groups in Germany: Success and Failure in Education, Sigrid Luchtenberg
    43. The Education of Ethnic, Racial, and Cultural Minority Groups in Spain, Teresa Aguado
    44. Ethnic and Cultural Groups and Educational Policies in Russia, Isak D. Froumin and Andrei Zakharov
    45. Part Ten: The Education of Ethnic and Cultural Minority Groups in Asia and Latin America

    46. The Education of Ethnic Minority Groups in China, Gerard A. Postiglione
    47. Social Inequality as a Barrier to Multicultural Education in Latin America, Martin Carnoy
    48. Achieving Quality Education for Indigenous Peoples and Blacks in Brazil, Petronilha Beatriz Gonçalves e Silva and Sonia Stella Araújo-Olivera
    49. The Education of Ethnic Minority Groups in Mexico, Sonia Stella Araújo-Olivera and Petronilha Beatriz Gonçalves e Silva

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James A. Banks is the Kerry and Linda Killinger Professor of Diversity Studies and Founding Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a past president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). His books include the Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education; Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives; and Race, Culture, and Education: The Selected Works of James A. Banks (Routledge).


"The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education is a fantastic reference or companion for educators and researchers to explore multicultural education in diverse international, transnational, cross-national, and counternational contexts."--Multicultural Perspectives (The Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education)

"Even for a writer and academic of such caliber as James Banks, this book is a tour de force…. The splendid editing has produced assured writing as well as authoritative views and analysis throughout, and this means that however complex the ideas, it is remarkably easy to read…. The writers’ ideology and their depth of analysis means that the book looks forward as well as capturing so much of what has brought us to where we are now."--Race Equality Teaching

"Collectively the chapters present an invaluable foundation to monitor multicultural policy situations and practices globally.... K-12 practitioners as well as scholars of multicultural education can benefit by dipping into various chapters of interest located in the International Companion."--Teachers College Record

"This, the third volume in an impressive series by Routledge, will long be a definitive resource on international multicultural education.... It is a must buy for all colleges around the world and an agreeable desk volume and thoughtful stimulus for educators and scholars."--Multicultural Review

"This book is essential reading for educators, policy makers, researchers, and scholars interested in the promotion of a multicultural education that is truly participatory...Its scope is especially critical for a time when the migration of so many people globally makes it ever more necessary not only to understand one’s local context, but also the context from which newcomers to the community come."--Education Review

"The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education is a monumental undertaking….Over the years, the various edited volumes by Banks have consistently shown him to be a systematic, thorough, and thoughtful manager of research undertakings….The Routledge Companion, along with other edited collections by James A. Banks, is destined to be an indispensable reference for anyone interested in the field of multicultural education."--Comparative Education Review

"I strongly recommend this volume as both fascinating reading and as a valuable resource for teachers and researchers at all levels in multicultural education and related fields. All of us owe significant debt to Jim Banks for his leadership in the field, as well as to the 150 other scholars who served as authors, reviewers, and advisors for this landmark volume."--Multicultural Education

"The contributions in this volume reflect a level of engagement and dedication, which sustain our hope for a more inclusive and equitable society."--Race Ethnicity and Education