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

Fourth Edition
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September 2023 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action focuses on the development and application of research-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies for multicultural education in PK–12 classrooms. This text answers the growing need to prepare teachers to work with diverse populations of students in a way that is not just theoretical, but readily applicable.

Award-winning authors William A. Howe and Penelope L. Lisi balance theory and research via numerous exercises, reflective experiences, and lesson plans designed to heighten readers’ cultural awareness, knowledge base, and skill set. The fully updated Fourth Edition is packed with new activities and exercises to illustrate concepts along with new topics, case studies, and interviews. Additional sections tackle current topics in multicultural education, including the disparate effects of COVID, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the benefits of classroom diversity.

With the support of this practical and highly readable book, readers will be prepared 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.

This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package.
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SECTION I: Background
 
1. Multicultural Education: History, Theory, and Evolution
 
2. Becoming a Multicultural Educator: A Four-Step Model
 
SECTION II: Knowledge
 
3. Historical Perspectives on a Multicultural America
 
4. Foundational Knowledge for Culturally Responsive Teaching
 
SECTION III. Awareness
 
5. Understanding Cultural Identities and Their Influence on Teaching and Learning
 
6. Learning to Understand and Respect Differences
 
SECTION IV. Skills
 
7. Curriculum Development and Lesson Planning
 
8. Instructional Approaches Needed by Multicultural Educators
 
9. Developing Skills in Teaching Language and Understanding
 
10. Assessment That Is Culturally Responsive
 
SECTION V: Action
 
11. Creating the Multicultural Classroom
 
12. Creating the Multicultural School

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“This is the best book I have found that addresses the major areas (history and pedagogy) that includes learning exercises, student resources, and best of all--Instructor resources--such as a test bank, powerpoints, lectures!!”

Dr. Yolanda Arauza
Minnesota State University Moorhead

“The book gives practical advice, examples, case studies, rubrics, and ideas for implementation in regard to improving multi-cultural education instruction in schools.”

Jessica Burchett
Ohio Dominican University

“The book hits three fundamental functions essential to critical-consciousness course instructors: inform, engage, apply.”

Benjamin Arnberg
Auburn University

“Relevant and timely”

Marilyn Cuch
Utah State University

"The content is thorough"

Miranda Lin
Illinois State University

I like the flow and the resource available with the book

Mrs Kristine Stroth
School Of Education, Suny College At Fredonia
April 6, 2024
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Select the Vantage tab on this page to learn more.
  • 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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