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This text offers a historical and conceptual overview of what multicultural education means, along with a thorough analysis of the theory and practice of five major approaches to dealing with race, culture, language, class, gender, and disability in today's classrooms. Making Choices for Multicultural Education, Second Edition begins with an examination of goals and assumptions related to diversity and their implications for teaching practice. Following this, five individual chapters examine basic theory and current practice related to commonly-used approaches to diversity. Finally, the authors discuss, in detail, the Multicultural/Social Reconstructionist approach they advocate, analyzing its strengths and weaknesses, and sharing their decision-making process. This last chapter helps students understand the questions they must ask themselves before choosing an approach for their own teaching.
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Key Benefit: This leading book examines the meaning of multicultural education from historical and conceptual perspectives. It provides a thorough analysis of the theory and practice of five major approaches to dealing with race, language, social class, gender, disability, and sexual orientation in today's classrooms. Key Topics: Contains updated information that is difficult to obtain elsewhere regarding gay and lesbian issues. Updates demographic information with the most recent research available. Explores the increased development and implementation of conflict resolution and peer mediation programs in schools.
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