The Intersection of Cultures

Multicultural Education in the United States and the Global Economy, 4th Edition

By Joel Spring

© 2008 – Routledge

336 pages

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pub: 2007-09-12
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About the Book

The Intersection of Cultures: Multicultural Education in the United States and the Global Economy, Fourth Edition offers a unique, problem-solving approach to the complex issues involved in educating culturally and linguistically diverse students. Perfect for any course devoted wholly or in part to the study of multicultural education, this text addresses a wealth of topics. A particular focus in this edition is the current global migration of peoples, and the tension between local and global cultures.

Part One, Multiculturalism, includes chapters on cultural differences and schooling, dominated cultures, and immigrant cultures. Chapters in Part Two, Cultural Frames of Reference, address monoculturalism, biculturalism, and ethnic identity; multicultural minds; history, gender, and social class; and the intersection of school culture with dominated and immigrant cultures. Part Three, Perspectives on Teaching Multicultural Education, includes chapters on teaching about racism; teaching about sexism; and teaching to protect and preserve cultures.

All chapters include model multicultural lessons for elementary through college classes. These lessons serve a dual function—first, they can be used to help teach the content of the chapter, and second, elementary, middle school, and high school teachers can use these lessons in their own classes. Each chapter concludes with a “Personal Frames of References” section designed to engage students in relating multiculturalism to their own lives.

New in the Fourth Edition:

*cultural differences in ways of seeing, knowing, and interrelating with the world;

*recent research findings from cross cultural psychology and the psychology of immigration; and

*methods for educating “multicultural minds”.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: Multiculturalism. Cultural Differences and Schooling. Dominated Cultures. Immigrant Cultures. Part II: Cultural Frames of Reference. Cultural Frames of Reference: Monoculturalism, Biculturalism, and Ethnic Identity. Multicultural Minds. Cultural Frames of Reference: History, Gender, and Social Class. The Intersection of School Culture With Dominated and Immigrant Cultures. Part III: Perspectives on Teaching Multicultural Education. Teaching About Racism. Teaching About Sexism. Teaching to Protect and Preserve Cultures. Conclusion: The Necessity of Global Multicultural Education.

About the Series

Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

This series focuses on studies of public and private institutions, the media, and academic disciplines that contribute to educating--in the broadest sense--students and the general public. The series welcomes volumes with multicultural perspectives, diverse interpretations, and a range of political points of view from conservative to critical. Books accepted for publication in this series will be written for an academic audience and, in some cases, also for use as supplementary readings in graduate and undergraduate courses.

Topics to be addressed in this series include, but are not limited to, sociocultural, political, and historical studies of

Local, state, national, and international educational systems

Elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities

Public institutions of education such as museums, libraries, and foundations

Computer systems and software as instruments of public education

The popular media as forms of public education

Content areas within the academic study of education, such as curriculum and instruction, psychology, and educational technology

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Subject Categories

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