ERIC Number: ED412315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Dictionary of Multicultural Education.
Grant, Carl A., Ed.; Ladson-Billings, Gloria, Ed.
The focus of this dictionary is the meanings and perspectives of various terms that are used in multicultural education. Contributors have often addressed the literal meanings of words and terms as well as contextual meanings and examples that helped create those meanings. Like other dictionaries, this one is arranged alphabetically, but it goes beyond ordinary dictionaries in the depth of its concern with multicultural education and diversity. Some entries define commonly used terms. Others are court cases and legal precedents, while still others are methodological and theoretical-conceptual entries. Biographical sketches are not included, since a dictionary of this scope and size could not do justice to the many people who have contributed to multicultural education. Nor are terms that describe groups of people included, although the intellectual traditions that have emerged from the struggles of these people have been defined. Standardization of the vocabulary of multicultural education is necessary for communication within the academy and across the many political and social boundaries that must be spanned to make multicultural education a reality. (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
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