ERIC Number: ED407689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Multicultural Prism: Voices from the Field. Volume 2.
Adams, J. Q., Ed.; Welsch, Janice R., Ed.
This book presents descriptions of 17 courses in education, the humanities, social sciences, business, and the arts that acknowledge cultural diversity and invite students to understand and respect that diversity. Many of the courses focus on student-centered approaches to instruction. Following an introduction by the editors, syllabi in the book are "Ways of Coexisting: Urban and Global Communities" (Frederick J. Baker); "No More 'Teaching as Usual'" (Dianne Bowcock); "Understanding Diversity: Urban Education at Bloomsburg University" (Mary Harris); "Introduction to Multicultural Education" (Savario J. Mungo); "Alike and Different: Teaching Children to Value Cultural Diversity" (Mona S. Johnston); "Power Made Real: Literary Responses to Race, Class and Gender" (Ann M. Frank Wake); "In Their Own Words: The Literature of Displacement Links between African and African Diaspora Writing" (Nada Elia); "Multicultural Approaches to College Writing" (Kathleen M. Herndon and Priti W. Kumar); "Beliefs and Believers: A Multicultural Approach to Religious Diversity" (John K. Simmons); "Feminism and Ethics: The Course and Its Construction" (Susan A. Martinelli-Fernandez); "Diverse Meanings: Challenges and Complexities of Multicultural Teaching" (Loretta Kensinger and Priya A. Kurian); "A Cross-Cultural Survey of Art History: Challenging Assumptions about Art" (Joanne E. Sowell); "Strategies and Techniques for Multicultural Teaching in Undergraduate Courses" (Thomas J. Gerschick and Georgeanne Rundblad); "Module for Asian Studies: Introduction to Economics" (George Wasson); "Diversifying 'Introduction to United States Government'" (Loretta Kensinger); "Project Gain: Get Ahead in Nursing" (Lorraine D. Williams); and "Dealing with Diversity: A Teleclass" (J. Q. Adams). The book also presents a review by Avril von Minden of the book "New Directions for Equity in Mathematics Education" and "Multicultural Mathematics Education: Annotated Bibliography" (Avril von Minden and Lorri Kanauss). (RS)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Feminism, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Multicultural Education, Reader Response, Religious Differences, Social Studies
Multicultural Resource Development and Advising Center, c/o Faculty Development, Western Illinois University, 318 Seal Hall, Macomb, IL 61455 ($10, includes shipping/handling; videotape sold at cost).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Western Illinois Univ., Macomb.; Illinois Staff and Curriculum Developers Association.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Accompanying videotape not available from EDRS. For volume 1, see CS 509 384.