Choosing Democracy: A Practical Guide to Multicultural Education (3rd Edition)

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9780130987457: Choosing Democracy: A Practical Guide to Multicultural Education (3rd Edition)

This book provides strong coverage of the standards movement and high stakes testing, places this reform initiative in historical perspective, brings it up to date with the Bush administration's education agenda, and analyzes its effect upon multicultural education. The third edition continues to offer a critical analysis of race, class, gender, and economic status as they apply to schools; and, provides hundreds of practical strategies for classroom use, based on the experience of teachers in geographically diverse, multicultural classrooms. For future teachers in the multicultural classroom.

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Unique in both approach and content, this text prepares prospective teachers for the challenging situations they will face in our increasingly multicultural/ multilingual diverse classrooms and schools. Written from the classroom teacher's perspective, it shares the insights of teachers who have developed new cross-cultural perspectives, new pedagogies and curriculum, new strategies and programs to respond to the continuing educational crises of their students. While the literature has described the theoretical foundations of a social reconstructionist approach to democratic education, this is the first text to show teachers how to implement such an approach.

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This text takes a strong reconstructionist approach in advocating democratic school reform. This text offers concrete teaching alternatives that can be used to respond to the issues of racism, sexism, gender, and class bias. Focuses on empowerment. Emphasizes democratic, as opposed to arbitrary, forms of management. For anyone with an interest in multicultural education.

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