ERIC Number: ED414386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society. Multicultural Education Series.
Banks, James A.
This book consists of articles and papers written over a 10-year period that examine issues, concepts, perspectives, and possibilities for educating citizens in a pluralistic democratic society. Part I (Chapters 1through 3), which includes an introductory essay written for this volume, describes the challenges and possibilities of educating students for citizenship in a pluralistic democratic society. Part II (Chapters 4 and 5) discusses the ways in which knowledge is constructed by social scientists and the ways in which it influences teachers and students. Part III (Chapters 6 through 8) describes the five dimensions of multicultural education, focusing on three in depth: knowledge construction, equity pedagogy, and prejudice reduction. Part IV (Chapters 9 through 11) describes issues related to the effective education of teachers, scholars, and other educational leaders so that they can promote citizenship in free societies. The following chapters are included: (1) "Reconstructing Citizenship Education"; (2) "Citizenship Education in a Multicultural Society"; (3) "Teaching Social Studies for Decision-Making and Citizen Action"; (4) "Ethnicity, Social Science Research, and Education"; (5) "The Persistence of Ethnicity: Research and Teaching Implications"; (6) "Multicultural Education and Curriculum Transformation"; (7) "Equity Pedagogy and Multicultural Education" (with Cherry McGee Banks); (8) "Citizenship Education and the Development of Democratic Racist Attitudes"; (9) "Teaching Multicultural Literacy to Teachers"; (10) "Multicultural Education: Goals for the Twenty-First Century"; and (11) "Cultural Democracy and Citizenship Education." (Contains numerous references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Democracy, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Ethnicity, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Social Science Research, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (paperback: ISBN-0-8077-3631-7; clothbound: ISBN-0-8077-3632-5).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
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