Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society (8th Edition)

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This respected text for courses in Multicultural or Multiethnic Education provides students the tools necessary to teach effectively in today’s diverse classrooms.  “Pluralistic” is defined as having multiple aspects or parts.  The classroom of today has students from multiple backgrounds, cultures, and races.  Within those differing groups students have their own individual differences.  Their home situations may be very different.  They may be from a different social class.  Each teacher also comes to the classroom with their own cultural background and past experiences that will effect how they will handle different situations.  The goal of this book is to help students to apply what they have learned and in turn to prepare their students to live in our heterogeneous culture. 

 

Eight micro-cultures that teachers may encounter in the classroom are examined in detail:  They are:

 

·        Ethnicity and race

·        Class and socioeconomic status

·        Gender and sexual orientation

·        Exceptionality

·        Language

·        Religion

·        Geography

·        Age

 

Some of the features of the book are the ABC News Video Insights boxes that explore current issues in multicultural education today, Focus Your Cultural Lens Debates that ask the reader to take a position on controversial school issues with for and against statements to consider, and the Pause to Reflect feature which lists questions and activities to promote self-awareness and ownership of past experiences and how they may affect a teacher in the classroom.   The Critical Incidents feature gives both real and hypothetical situations that occur in schools and encourage the reader to examine their feelings about them.

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A thoroughly updated new edition of this highly-successful text...the one that helps future teachers truly understand multiculturalism, and learn to apply non-biased, non-sexist, multicultural teaching methods to the creation of more effective, enlightened classroom instruction. Using seven distinctive "micro-cultures" as a framework for discussion, the authors define multiculturalism as more than just ethnicity. They broaden the perspective of multiculturalism by showing how individuals and families belong to a number of micro-cultures that reach beyond heritage or country of origin. Additionally, they provide insightful discussion of educational implications for each micro-culture, with specific recommendations for effectively bringing each group into the educational process.

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Are you prepared to teach in today's diverse classrooms?  The eighth edition of this well-respected text now enables you to apply your understanding of multicultural education.  Real classroom videos--on ethnicity and race, class and socioeconomic status, gender and sexual orientation, exceptionality, language, religion, geography, and age--will help you relate to, understand, and celebrate micro-cultures you may encounter in your future classrooms.

 

 

Multiculturalism Today: Experience and Apply

 

  • MuEducationLab.  This resarch-based learning tool that brings teaching in today's classrooms to life.  Through authentic in-class video footage, research articles, real classroom artifacts, and more, MyEducationLab prepares you for your teaching career.  In your textbook look for the MyEducationLab logo in the margins of the text and follow the simple instructions to access.  MyEducationLab for this text includes:
    • Homework & Exercise:  These assignments help you extend what you are learning.  Links to these assignments are found throughout your text's features.
    • Building Teaching Skills:  These experience allows you to further analyze the Critical Incidents in Teaching features located in every chapter of your text.
    • To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780136138990.  To order this book WITH MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780137147991.  Click here to learn more about MyEducationLab.
  • NEW! Observe and Learn: Lessons in Action.   This feature highlights video illustrating chapter concepts and brings nine multicultural lesson plans to life in real classrooms across the country.
  • Critical Incidents in Teaching.   Engaging features of real-life and hypothetical situations that occur in schools and classrooms today encourage you to examine your feelings, attitudes, and reactions.
  • NEW! Licensure Test Prep.   Prepare for your professional licensure exam by answering sample test items, similar in format to state licensure tests, that help you consider issues raised in the chapter.

Explore Your Beliefs

  • Video Insights.   Watch 14 ABC News videos that explore current issues in multicultural education today including five new topics on immigration, zero tolerance policies, evolution and creationism, social cruelty and bullying, as well as the Civil Rights Era.
  • Focus Your Cultural Lens: Debate.   Take a position on controversial school issues with for and against statements for your consideration.
  • Pause to Reflect.   Consider how your past experience can influence your teaching practice in diverse classrooms through questions and activities that promote self-awareness.

Expand Your Knowledge of Current Topics

  • NEW! Geography Chapter.   Explore the impact of geography on our cultural identity with topics including immigration, regional cultures in the U.S., and the impact of globalization.
  • NEW! New Topics.   Consider issues at the forefront of our constantly changing society with this text's expanded attention to sexual orientation, non-Western religions, and Evangelicals.

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