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Books; Collected Works - General
This book presents a selection of readings that address multiculturalism and school restructuring as a reference for schools working to enrich their school-improvement agendas. The readings treat many areas within curriculum and student achievement. The 13 chapters are as follows: (1) "The Next Millennium: A Multicultural Imperative for Education" (C. F. Diaz); (2) "Multicultural Education: Nature, Challenges, and Opportunities" (J. A. Banks); (3) "Effective Teaching Practices for Multicultural Classrooms" (G. Gay); (4) "Institutional Climate: Developing an Effective Multicultural School Community" (V. O. Pang); (5) "Learning Styles: Implications for Teachers" (K. Swisher); (6) "Rethinking the Role of Gender and Achievement in Schooling" (J. Bernard-Powers); (7) "Evaluation Practices for the Multicultural Classroom" (R. J. Samuda and J. Lewis); (8) "We Speak in Many Tongues: Language Diversity and Multicultural Education" (S. Nieto); (9) "Reducing Prejudice in Society: The Role of Schools" (G. S. Pate); (10) "Involving Special Educators in Challenging Injustice in Education" (C. E. Sleeter and C. Hartney); (11) "Educating for Human Rights: A Curricular Blueprint" (R. L. Garcia); (12) "Institutionalizing Multicultural Education in Teacher Education Programs" (N. F. Daly and D. J. O'Dowd); and (13) "Resistance to Multicultural Education: Concerns and Responses" (C. F. Diaz). An Afterword entitled "The Leadership Challenge in Multicultural Education" (C. A. M. Banks) concludes the volume. An annotated bibliography of 18 items and information on the 16 contributors are also provided. (JB)