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Becoming a Multicultural Educator - Vantage Learning Platform

Becoming a Multicultural Educator - Vantage Learning Platform
Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action

Fourth Edition

July 2023 | SAGE Publications, Inc
About Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action, Fourth Edition

Becoming a Multicultural Educator, Fourth Edition focuses on the development and application of research-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies for multicultural education in PK–12 classrooms. This practical book prepares readers to teach in culturally responsive ways, develop a critical understanding of culture and its powerful influence on teaching and learning, and feel empowered to confront and address timely issues.

About Becoming a Multicultural Educator - Vantage Learning Platform, Fourth Edition

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New to this Edition:
  • This updated edition reflects current events and new trends, including the disparate effects of COVID, the Black Lives Matter movement, benefits of classroom diversity, curriculum and teaching standards, language diversity, and more.
  • Additional content on poverty, class, English language acquisition, LGBTQ issues, standards, and updated learning theory has been added.
  • Learning Objectives have been refined, are presented as statements, rather than questions, and are used as a framework throughout the chapter for the construction of each chapter’s content.
  • Included multiple times in each chapter, the Extended Explorations feature is particularly powerful as a means of engaging students in graduate education programs. It certainly can be used with other audiences, including undergraduates and in-service educators, and asks students to engage in individual and group problem-based learning or reflections in response to questions that are posed.
  • Thinking Ahead and Reflecting Back exercises have been replaced with Time for Reflection sections to provide greater coherence in each chapter with updated questions to engage readers in higher order thinking about upcoming section topics and concepts.
  • New introductory anecdotes have been added to each chapter and more than one quarter of the 24 case studies in the textbook were revised to more directly highlight the issues and ideas in those chapters.
  • New and updated Profiles in Multicultural Education highlight leading scholars and practitioners and inspire students to take action in their own classrooms.
  • Each major section in the textbook includes an extensive Section Assessment that provides an application project to engage students in multi-layered, multi-issue problem-solving.
  • All references and annotated resources have been reviewed and updated to reflect current events. New references and resources have been added to each chapter. A section on Recommended Films is also new to this edition.
Key Features:
  • The award-winning author team has worked together collaboratively in the field of multicultural education for over 25 years, in both the PK–12 school system and higher education.
  • 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.
  • Content questions and concepts provide opportunities for greater engagement, understanding, and reflection.
  • Each chapter presents two Case Studies to illustrate key themes in a real-world setting and to help students work through the complex process of becoming a multicultural educator.
  • End-of-chapter study tools include Chapter Summaries and Application Activities that offer reflective questions, exercises, and suggestions for applying key concepts in the classroom.
  • An author-created assessment list, developed in collaboration with teachers, shows readers how to develop multicultural lesson plans.
  • Profiles in Multicultural Education features discuss key figures in the development of multicultural education.

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