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Research In Multicultural Education : From The Margins To The Mainstream - Carl A. Grant

Research In Multicultural Education

From The Margins To The Mainstream

Hardcover Published: 6th April 1992
ISBN: 9781850004769
Number Of Pages: 276

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This book is written to encourage research into multicultural education and to help scholars think through some of the problems and issues inherent in doing research in this area. Presently, multicultural education is receiving major national and international attention, not only within the educational community, but within society at large. Demographic changes in society are requiring people who never had to deal with one another to work together. This contact among and between different groups of people is taking place in political, social and economic contexts that are dominated by an ever-widening gulf between the 'haves' and 'have nots'.
Schools now more than in the recent past are being required to respond to the challenge of educating different groups of students about each other and to making schooling equal and equitable for all. Educators at all levels and in all roles are having to confront the racism, sexism and classism that they have, in a large part, ignored but that has continued to hound them with an increasing intensity. Quality research is needed to help educators understand and resolve this quagmire and to help schools become portals to life opportunities and choices for all students. This volume is intended to facilitate the production of this research.
Whilst this volume is not a primer for doing multicultural research, it includes discussions about many important areas that must be considered when doing multicultural research. It responds to the felt needs of a number of scholars, who have a serious interest in researching and writing in this area; these researchers are often frustrated because there is a lack of discussion, directions and support for doing multicultural research. Similarly, these scholars have criticized the paucity of multicultural education research studies. This book is an attempt to respond to both of these valid criticisms. It offers chapters about doing research in multicultural education and makes contributions to the research base in multicultural education by including chapters that are themselves studies in multicultural education and it critiques national and state multicultural policy initiates.

Introductionp. 1
The Marginalization of Multicultural Discourse
Research and Multicultural Education: Barriers, Needs and Boundariesp. 7
The Marginalized Discourse of Minority Intellectual Thought in Traditional Writings on Teachingp. 19
Multicultural Education: From a Compensatory to a Scholarly Foundationp. 32
Conducting Multicultural Education Research
Reflections on the Researcher in a Multicultural Environmentp. 47
Using Quantitative Methods to Explore Multicultural Educationp. 58
Using Multiple Strategies to Assess Multicultural Education in a School Districtp. 71
Manifestations of Inequality: Overcoming Resistance in a Multicultural Foundations Coursep. 89
Culturally Relevant Teaching: The Key to Making Multicultural Education Workp. 106
Riding the Wave: Collaborative Inquiry Linking Teachers at the University and the Urban High Schoolp. 122
The Language Minority Student and Multicultural Educationp. 141
Success Storiesp. 153
Relationships Between Home, Community and School: Multicultural Considerations and Research Issues in Early Childhoodp. 165
Teacher Education Programs and Increasing Minority School Populations: An Educational Mismatch?p. 184
The Social Impacts of Multiculturalism in Education
Schools and Opportunities for Multicultural Contactp. 203
Multicultural Education: Policies and Practices in Teacher Educationp. 218
Policy Analysis of State Multicultural Education Programsp. 240
Notes on Contributorsp. 250
Indexp. 256
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ISBN: 9781850004769
ISBN-10: 1850004765
Series: Wisconsin Series of Teacher Education (Hardcover)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 6th April 1992
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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