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History of Multicultural Education, Volume 1: Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Content


reviewed by Argos S. Gonzalez December 01, 2009

coverTitle: History of Multicultural Education, Volume 1: Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Content
Author(s): Carl A. Grant and Thandeka K. Chapman
Publisher: Routledge, New York
ISBN: 0805854398, Pages: 378, Year: 2008
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What is multicultural education?  As a graduate student and English teacher in the Bronx I have been asking myself this question, as well as how I can implement tenets of multicultural education into a curriculum that focuses so heavily on state and federal standards.  Of course, this is not a new question or even an original one.  It seems that many attempts at defining multicultural education have been made by researchers and educators before.  The debates sparked by these attempts have implications that impact not only the classrooms I teach but others as well, which are often segregated due to socio-economic reasons.  The History of Multicultural Education, Volume I: Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Issues tackles the debates that helped define multicultural education and its effect on curriculum and content.  This volume has certainly shed light on some of the theoretical underpinnings and content of multicultural education that have deeply impacted... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 01, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15855, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 6:48:42 AM

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  • Argos Gonzalez
    The CUNY Graduate Center
    ARGOS S. GONZALEZ is an English teacher at the Bronx High School of Business and a doctoral student in the Urban Education Doctoral Program at the CUNY Graduate Center, specializing in educational policy studies.
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