ERIC Number: ED476947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Constructing Multicultural Education in a Diverse Society.
Sinagatullin, Ilghiz M.
This book promotes multicultural education, focusing on the diverse ethnic groups that make up Russian society and drawing comparisons with the U.S. educational system to assert that a well-built multicultural classroom is key to reducing racial, ethnic, religious, class, and gender prejudices. It also examines issues of diversity in a rural setting, folk pedagogy, and ethnopedagogy that have previously remained unexplored. Six chapters include: (1) "Diversity and Change" (e.g., racial, ethnic, and linguistic diversity and diversity on the societal level); (2) "Culture and Cultural Differences" (culture as a multidimensional phenomenon and a glimpse of ethnic cultures); (3) "The Nature of Multicultural Education" (e.g., history and underlying principles and diversity of school environments); (4) "Bilingual Education with a Multicultural Perspective" (e.g., bilingualism as a sociolinguistic phenomenon and Russian language policy for students from non-Russian ethnic backgrounds); (5) "Making the Curriculum Multicultural" (e.g., multicultural concerns in social studies education and pluralistic approaches in health and music education); and (6) "Multicultural Competency of the Teacher" (attitude, knowledge base, and pedagogical skills). (Contains approximately 275 references and an index.) (SM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Social Bias, Sociolinguistics, Teacher Competencies
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Publication Type: Books
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Sponsor: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.; United States Information Agency, Washington, DC.
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Identifiers - Location: Russia