History of Multicultural Education

Instruction and Assessment

Edited by Carl A. Grant, Thandeka K. Chapman

© 2008 – Routledge

360 pages

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Paperback: 9780415504850
pub: 2011-10-05
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Hardback: 9780805854435
pub: 2008-07-09
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About the Book

This benchmark 6-volume set documents, analyzes, and critiques a comprehensive body of research on the history of multicultural education in the U.S. The volumes reflect the tenets of multicultural education, its history, its present, and individuals whose work has contributed significantly to equity and social justice for all citizens. By collecting and providing a framework for key publications spanning the last 30-40 years, this set provides a means of understanding and visualizing the development, implementation, and interpretation of multicultural education in American society.

The volumes do not promote any one scholar’s or group’s vision of multicultural education, but include conflicting ideals that inform multiple interpretations. Each volume contains archival documents organized around a specific theme: Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Content; Foundations and Stratifications; Instruction and Assessment; Policy and Governance; Students and Student Achievement; Teachers and Teacher Education. The historical time line within each volume illustrates the progression of research and theory on its theme and encourages readers to reflect on the changes in language and thinking concerning educational scholarship in that area.

Reviews

"Volume three of the History of Multicultural Education is extremely important, relevant, and can be utilized by many. Furthermore, with guidance from the teacher educator, the selected articles can be used to help pre-service teachers develop the necessary skills and dispositions for working with the highly diverse student population that they will likely encounter."--Teachers College Record, December 2009

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU003000
EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives
EDU020000
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDU034000
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General