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Critical Multiculturalism: Uncommon Voices in a Common Struggle


reviewed by Cherry A. Banks 2001

coverTitle: Critical Multiculturalism: Uncommon Voices in a Common Struggle
Author(s): Barry Kanpol and Peter McLaren, Eds.
Publisher: Bergin & Garvey, Westport
ISBN: , Pages: 267, Year: 1995
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Critical Multiculturalism: Uncommon Voices in a Common Struggle edited by Barry Kanpol and Peter McLaren, is part of a growing genre of multicultural publications that are grounded in critical theory and practice. It is one of more than a dozen books published in the "Critical Studies in Education and Culture Series," edited by Henry Giroux. In this important text, fourteen educators who are committed to developing a vision of democracy in schools and in other public sites collaborate and share keen insights about their common struggle. The authors use a variety of approaches, including critical ethnography, case studies, and narratives, to explore issues related to gender, language, class, race, power, and curriculum. The text opens with an introduction by Kanpol and McLaren in which they lay out their vision for the text and explicate the intellectual foundation that locates the text within critical multiculturalism. They also give readers a succinct overview of each chapter. This foundational chapter is highly informative and is an important departure point for the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 103 Number 1, 2001, p. 116-118
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10563, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 9:48:07 PM

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  • Cherry Banks
    University of Washington, Bothell
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    Cherry Banks is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of the University of Washington. Her areas of specialization are educational leadership; multicultural education; social studies; and curriculum and instruction. Selected publications include: Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives (edited with James A. Banks) (John Wiley & Sons, 2000) and Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies (with James A. Banks) (Allyn & Bacon, 1996).
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