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ERIC Number: ED454345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 149
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-9675523-0-3
Reading the World: Redefining Literature and History Curriculum. A Report from the Multicultural Education Summit Convened by the San Francisco Unified School District. Proceedings (San Francisco, California, March 1998).
Sandler, Susan; Maxton, Ashindi
This report documents a 1998 summit that brought together academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges of multicultural education. Part 1, "Summit Proceedings," examines definitions, major topics, voices of the summit, recommendations, and the future. Part 2, "Selected Articles," includes three sections that offer articles from the summit. Section 1, "Concepts and Perspectives," features "Multicultural Education: For Freedom's Sake" (James A. Banks); "An Analysis of Multicultural Education in the United States" (Christine E. Sleeter and Carl A. Grant); and "Affirmation, Solidarity, and Critique: Moving beyond Tolerance in Education" (Sonia Nieto); Section 2, "Curriculum and Classroom Practices," features "Creating Classrooms for Equity and Social Justice" (Bill Bigelow, Linda Christensen, Stan Karp, Barbara Miner, and Bob Peterson); "Multicultural Curriculum and Educational Achievement: Oxymoron or Marriage Made in Heaven?" (Susan Sandler); "I Won't Learn from You" (Herbert Kohl); and "The Dream Keepers: Successful Teacher of African American Children, Chapter 5, The Tree of Knowledge" (Gloria Ladson-Billings). Section 3, "Scholarship in History and Literature," includes "Notes of a Native Daughter, or 'She' Speaks: Shifting from Eurocentric To Multicultural Centers" (Amanda Kemp); "A Different Mirror, Chapter One" (Ronald Takaki); and "What's So Great about Great Books?" (Kevin J. H. Dettmar). Part 3 offers a sampling of resources. (SM)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Justice Matters Inst., San Francisco, CA.