Becoming a Multicultural Educator
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Becoming a Multicultural Educator
Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action

Second Edition
Companion Website


© 2017 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

2013 Recipient of Philip C. Chinn Award from the National Association of Multicultural Education

 

Providing an essential foundation for pre-service and in-service PK-12 educators, this engaging and practical book focuses on essential questions and theoretical concepts about becoming a multicultural educator. Award-winning authors William A. Howe and Penelope L. Lisi bring theory and research to life through numerous activities, exercises, and lesson plans designed to heighten the reader’s cultural awareness, knowledge base, and skill set. Responding to the growing need to increase academic achievement and to prepare teachers to work with diverse populations of students, this text show readers how to incorporate cultural knowledge into more effective classroom practice. The fully updated Second Edition is packed with new activities and exercises to illustrate concepts readers can apply within their own classrooms and school-wide settings.

 
Part I: Background
 
Chapter 1: Multicultural Education: History & Theory, and Evolution
 
Chapter 2: What is a Multicultural Educator? A 4-Step Model
 
Part II: Knowledge
 
Chapter 3: Historical Perspectives on a Multicultural America
 
Chapter 4: Foundational Knowledge for Culturally Responsive Teaching
 
Part III: Awareness
 
Chapter 5: Understanding Cultural Identities and their Influence on Teaching and Learning
 
Chapter 6: Developing Awareness of Others as Cultural Beings
 
Part IV: Skills
 
Chapter 7: Curriculum Development & Lesson Planning
 
Chapter 8: Instructional Strategies Needed by Multicultural Educators
 
Chapter 9: Developing Skill in Language and Linguistic Diversity
 
Chapter 10: Assessment That Is Culturally Responsive
 
Part V: Action
 
Chapter 11: Becoming a Multicultural Educator
 
Chapter 12: Supporting Diverse Learners on a Schoolwide Level

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, and short answer/essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Sample syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use in your courses.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content. 
  • Lively and stimulating ideas for class activities can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
  • A Web Ex Presentation by author Bill Howe, delivered on March 15, 2013, provides expert insights on Multicultural Education.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Carefully selected video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights. 
Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.
  • Carefully selected video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
  • A link to the author’s blog, Bill Howe on Multicultural Education, is provided so students can explore his "sources and resources on Multicultural Education."
  • The five section assessments from the text are also included here for student reference and use.

Amazing text! Great for teaching a full course on MC ed. or the integration of MC methods into general education courses!

Professor Jerry Parker
Foreign Lang Lit Dept, Southeastern Louisiana Univ
August 3, 2016
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:    

  • A stronger emphasis on contemporary issues, such as poverty, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression, prepares readers to be effective multicultural educators.
  • Extended Explorations added to each chapter ask readers to engage in individual and group problem-based learning or reflections in response to higher order thinking questions.
  • Updated profiles of leading scholars/practitioners now include follow-up questions to encourage readers to engage in critical thinking as they reflect on the educator’s profile.  
  • Coverage of new trends reflect current activity in a variety of areas such as language diversity, gender diversity, Common Core State Standards, social skills and language diversity, professional development, and school cultures of collaboration.
  • Revised Thinking Ahead and Looking Back sections engage readers in higher order thinking, such as application, analysis, evaluation, or synthesis, as well as classification, summarization, prediction, critique, and design.
  • Chapter-opening Learning Objectives are enhanced by chapter-ending detailed summaries of important information related to the objectives.
  • More practical applications, classroom activities, and exercises help readers prepare for real-world situations.
  • New and updated references, annotated resources, and relevant organizations and associations keep readers up-to-date with the latest scholarship and resources in the field.
  • An updated Appendix includes current resources, including a list of over a dozen free online videos.    

KEY FEATURES:    

  • Discussion goes beyond race to include gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, second language acquisition, poverty, class, religion, and other key categories.
  • Thorough, well-organized coverage of history, theory, and research gives readers a strong foundation in how the multicultural education field has developed and applies to contemporary classrooms.
  • Chapter-opening vignettes, content questions, and key terms and concepts provide opportunities for greater engagement, understanding, and reflection.
  • Two major case examples in every chapter illustrate the process of becoming a multicultural educator and describe common situations facing teachers and schools as they move towards multicultural education.
  • End-of-chapter study tools include chapter summaries and Awareness to Application features, which offer reflective questions, exercises, and suggestions for applying key concepts in the classroom.
  • An assessment list shows readers how to develop multicultural lesson plans.
  • Multicultural Profile features discuss key figures in the development of multicultural education.
  • An evaluation tool—developed to analyze a school's progress towards a multicultural curriculum and environment—provides useful data for teachers to inform their collective decision-making process.
 

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ISBN: 9781483365053