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

Second Edition
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January 2016 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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

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William Alexander Howe

William A. Howe (Ed.D. Teachers College/Columbia University) is the retired education consultant for Multicultural Education and Gender Equity at the Connecticut State Department of Education. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut, Albertus Magnus College, Quinnipiac University; and past President of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). Howe has given over 400 workshops, lectures, and keynotes on diversity, multicultural education and organizational development. He is a regular presenter at state and national conferences and has appeared on both radio and television on diversity... More About Author

Penelope L. Lisi

Penelope L. Lisi is Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Central Connecticut State University and has been on the faculty since 1994. She teaches courses at the masters, 6th year certification, and doctoral levels in leadership for teaching and learning. Her research interests focus on leadership for school improvement and building learning environments that value diverse learner needs. For a number of years, she has taught graduate courses at Sam Sharpe Teachers College in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and with the Teachers College of New Jersey in their masters degree program in Palma, Mallorca. She presents regularly at... More About Author

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