ERIC Number: ED521795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: N/A
Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice
Au, Wayne, Ed.
Rethinking Schools, Ltd
Since the 1980s, "Rethinking Schools" magazine has been renowned for its commitment to racial equality in education. Now, "Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice" has collected the best Rethinking Schools articles that deal with race and culture. "Rethinking Multicultural Education" moves beyond a simplistic focus on heroes and holidays to demonstrate a powerful vision of anti-racist, social justice education. Practical, rich in story, and analytically sharp, "Rethinking Multicultural Education" reclaims multicultural education as part of a larger struggle for justice and against racism, colonization, and cultural oppression--in schools and society. This book contains four sections. Section I, Anti-Racist Orientations, contains the following: (1) Taking Multicultural, Anti-Racist Education Seriously: An interview with Enid Lee; (2) Origins of Multiculturalism (Christine Sleeter and Peter McLaren); (3) What Do We Need to Know Now? (Asa G. Hilliard, III); (4) Diversity vs. White Privilege: An interview with Christine Sleeter; (5) The Forgotten History of Eugenics (Alan Stoskopf); (6) Standards and Tests Attack Multiculturalism (Bill Bigelow); (7) Race and the Achievement Gap (Harold Berlak); and (8) Once Upon a Genocide: Columbus in children's literature (Bill Bigelow). Section II, Language, Culture, and Power, contains the following: (9) Putting Out the Linguistic Welcome Mat (Linda Christensen); (10) My Mother's Spanish (Salvador Gabaldon); (11) Taking a Chance with Words: Why are the Asian American kids silent in class? (Carol A. Tateishi); (12) Black English/Ebonics: What it be like? (Geneva Smitherman); (13) Ebonics and Culturally Responsive Instruction (Lisa Delpit); (14) Defending Bilingual Education (Kelley Dawson Salas); (15) Bilingual Education Works (Stephen Krashen); (16) Raising Children's Cultural Voices (Berta Rosa Berriz); and (17) And Then I Went to School (Joe Suina). Section III, Transnational Identities, Multicultural Classrooms, contains the following: (18) What Happened to the Golden Door?: How my students taught me about immigration (Linda Christensen); (19) Bringing Globalization Home (Jody Sokolower); (20) Arranged Marriages, Rearranged Ideas (Stan Karp); (21) Welcoming Kalenna: An early childhood teacher strives to make all her students feel at home (Laura Linda Negri-Pool); (22) You're Asian. How Could You Fail Math?: Unmasking the myth of the model minority (Benji Chang and Wayne Au); (23) Edwina Left Behind (Soren Wuerth); (24) Language Lessons: Using student assistants to bridge culture and language (Denise Hanson-Rautiainen); (25) Putting a Human Face on the Immigration Debate (Steven Picht-Trujillo and Paola Suchsland); and (26) The Puerto Rican Vejigante: Teaching art in its social and cultural context (Patty Bode). Section IV, Confronting Race in the Classroom, contains the following: (27) Decolonizing the Classroom: Lessons in multicultural education (Wayne Au); (28) Brown Kids Can't Be in Our Club (Rita Tenorio); (29) What Color Is Beautiful? (Alejandro Segura-Mora); (30) Race: Some Teachable-and Uncomfortable-Moments (Heidi Tolentino); (31) Exploring Race Relations (Lisa Espinosa); (32) Reconstructing Race (Nathaniel W. Smith); (33) Presidents and Slaves: Helping students find the truth (Bob Peterson); (34) From Snarling Dogs to Bloody Sunday (Kate Lyman); (35) On the Road to Cultural Bias: A critique of the "Oregon Trail" CD-ROM (Bill Bigelow); (36) For My People: Using Margaret Walker's poem to help students "talk-back" to stereotypes and to affirm their self worth (Linda Christensen); (37) Math, SATs, and Racial Profiling (Eric Gutstein); (38) Bringing the Civil Rights Movement into the Classroom (Larry Miller); (39) "We Need to Know This!": Student power and curriculum (Jody Sokolower); and (40) Bias and CD-ROM Encyclopedias (Bob Peterson). An index is included.
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Childrens Literature, Holidays, Race, Multicultural Education, Black Dialects, Bilingual Education, Global Approach, Death, Social Justice, Cultural Pluralism, Interviews, Educational History, Advantaged, Whites, Racial Discrimination, Social Discrimination, Minority Groups, Educational Testing, Academic Standards, Genetics, Spanish Speaking, Asian American Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Differences, Immigration, Marriage, Preschool Teachers, Puerto Ricans, Minority Group Students, Racial Relations, Slavery, Presidents, Civil Rights, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Social Bias, Stereotypes, United States History, Mathematics Education, Educational Technology, Computer Peripherals, Curriculum
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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