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The intention of this book is to engage educators in transforming the public school curriculum for a culturally diverse society. This means more than including knowledge about diverse populations. It means reconceptualizing school practices through debate, deliberation, and collaboration involving the diverse voices that comprise the nation. The authors of the essays in this book address critical perspectives from which a framework is constructed for a discourse on planning curriculum for a culturally diverse society.
"Through case studies, practical examples and in-depth analysis of successful programs, this book provides a roadmap for creating a more welcoming environment for minority students and faculty, revamping traditional teaching methods to accomodate diverse learning styles, developing and teaching a culturally competetent nursing curriculum, and removing cultural and linguistic barriers to success...this landmark book is an invaluable resource and absolutely essential reading." --Minority Nurse Magazine " Readers will learnĂ– more about how to create a dynamic, inclusive and challenging learning environment that remains true to the purpose of graduating highly qualified nurses to meet the need of a diverse multiracial, multicultural, multilingual society." --Gloria Smith, RN, MPH, PhD, FAAN, FRCN Bosher and Pharris's provocative and timely volume addresses the critical need for nursing educational systems to graduate more culturally diverse nurses. This vital resource will help nursing educators critique and redesign their curricular, pedagogical, and structural systems to address this need for cultural inclusion within nursing education. Highlights of this book: Addresses barriers to success for nursing students from culturally diverse backgrounds in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand Features pedagogical strategies to help linguistically diverse students succeed in clinical settings Provides assessment practices that eliminate cultural and linguistic biases Presents initiatives for developing the leadership skills of culturally diverse students Contains detailed case studies of multicultural nurses and students Includes recommendations and questions for dialogue at the end of each chapter With this book, educators and administrators can begin to forge through the obstacles institutionalized in their nursing educational systems, and ultimately, see a more culturally inclusive educational environment.
This book demonstrates and explicates the work of scholars and practitioners who are exploring the interconnectedness of racial and ethnic identity scholarship to human development in order to promote successful pedagogical practices and services. Racial and ethnic identity issues are brought directly to schooling so that teaching-learning experiences, psychological services, and counseling practices within the educational process can be made more effective for a greater number of students. By acknowledging that the racial and ethnic psychological experiences of individuals are consequential, the volume: * Provides scholars and students in psychology, educational psychology, counseling, and teacher preparation programs with current research on racial and ethnic identity formation and human development. * Explains why traditional theories of human development, which lack racial and ethnic dimensions and which have evolved exclusively from a Eurocentric perspective, are problematic. * Documents current best practices from psychology, educational leadership, counseling, and teaching and classroom practices that support the claim that practitioners who are aware of racial and ethnic identity (their own and others) are better prepared to respond to students from their own background as well as those from other racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Part I explains why the relationship among racial identity, ethnic identity, and human development is critical to schooling and provides the conceptual framework guiding and unifying subsequent chapters. In Part II, current research in racial and ethnic identity is presented and discussed. Challenges and strategies for multicultural practices are the focus of Part III. This book's goal is to help researchers, practitioners, and graduate students whose work directly intersects educational issues and the needs of children within the school environment to interpret and contextualize relevant research and theory, and to bridge theory into practice.
What are the goals of multicultural education? What are the misconceptions? Why is it essential for students to acquire the knowledge skills, and attitudes needed to function as effective citizens in today's diverse society? And, how can today's busy educators decide upon and include sound concepts, principles, theories, and practices of multicultural education effectively into their everyday teaching and administration? These questions and many more are answered by leading authority James A. Banks as he takes a forward-reaching look toward furthering an understanding of what multicultural education means for classroom teaching today. This succinct, yet comprehensive overview of the ideas and principles of multicultural education is written for readers who can devote only limited time to the topic. In it readers see clearly the many dimensions of multicultural education, the characteristics of schools which embrace multicultural diversity, and the ways in which multicultural education seeks to transform the curriculum. In addition, the text covers the characteristics of effective multicultural lessons and units, the major benchmarks educators can use to determine whether a school or educational institution is implementing multicultural education most effectively, important benchmarks to reform, and much more. "The new edition features: " A new chapter on knowledge construction and curriculum reform. (Ch. 5) A new Appendix on learning in and out of school in diverse environments. (Appendix A) The most accurate and up-to-date information and data about the issues related to diversity and education in the U.S. Information from the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. Updated figures and tables throughout. Also from James A. Banks: 0205594271 - Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies, 8/e - (c)2009 0205461034 - Cultural Diversity and Education: Foundations, Curriculum, and Teaching, 5/e - (c)2006 0801311659 - Teaching Strategies for the Social Studies: Decision-Making and Citizen Action, 5/e - (c)1999

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