This unique publication brings together scholarship from both sides of the Atlantic, focusing on the central questions that shape the field of multicultural education. It offers the reader a great opportunity to achieve a real grasp of the subject, facilitating understanding and articulation of key debates, and making important topics, concepts and theories accessible to a broad audience.
The Reader is divided into four sections, covering the ideas that are at the core of contemporary multicultural education; theories, identities, practices and methods. The first section covers some basic conceptual territory and discusses key ideas including 'race', 'multiculturalism' and 'anti-racism'. The second section draws together writing that focuses explicitly on the question of identities, examining the meaning of 'race'. In the third part, the articles look at life inside multi-racial classrooms and consider how racialised and racist processes operate on a day-to-day level. Finally, the fourth section addresses different aspects of educational research.
The editors have assembled a collection of articles of immense scope and pertinence, making this an excellent must-buy resource book for undergraduates, postgraduates. education practitioners, academics and anyone concerned with race equality and multicultural education.
Part 1: Theories: Making Sense of Race, Racism and Education 1. On the Theoretical Status of the Concept of Race 2. Race, Knowledge Construction, and Education in the USA: Lessons from History3. Anti-Racism: From Policy to Praxis 4. Just What is Critical Race Theory and What's It Doing in a Nice Field like Education?Part 2: Identities: Race, Ethnicity, Class, Gender, Sexuality 5. Dysconcious Racism: Ideology, Identity, and the Miseducation of Teachers7. Identity Traps or How Black Students Fail: The Interactions between Biographical, Sub-Cultural, and Learner Identities 7. Loose Canons: Exploding the Myth of the 'Black Macho' Lad 8. The Souls of White Folk: Critical Pedagogy, Whiteness Studies, and Globalization Discourse Part 3: Practices: Life in School 9. Good, Bad, and Normal Teachers: The Experiences of South Asian Children 10. How White Teachers Construct Race 11. Critical Multicultural Education and Students' Perspectives12. Black Women in Education: A Collective Movement for Social Change Part 4: Methods: Doing Critical Research 13. Between Neo and Post: Critique and Transformation in Critical Educational Studies 14. The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children 15. The Myth of Neutrality in Educational Research 16. The Power to Know One Thing is Never the Power to Know All Things: Methodological Notes on Two Studies of Black American Teachers