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History of Multicultural Education, Volume 4: Policy and Governance


reviewed by Betsy Rorschach December 01, 2009

coverTitle: History of Multicultural Education, Volume 4: Policy and Governance
Author(s): Carl A. Grant and Thandeka K. Chapman
Publisher: Routledge, New York
ISBN: 0805854452, Pages: 228, Year: 2008
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With No Child Left Behind and the newly strengthened standards movement governing the first decade of 21st century national educational policy, it feels almost nostalgic to examine late 20th century policy issues connected to multicultural education.  It is a bit like discussing the etchings on the wall while ignoring the fire that has leapt from the hearth to the expensive Persian carpet.  However, the articles in this volume, written between 1973 and 2002 and covering a wide variety of policy issues, both directly and indirectly connected to multiculturalism, reveal what has been lost in the shadow of the uber-policy of NCLB.  Even though the series editors focus in this volume on policy issues that "specify multicultural education as the goal and/or a set of principles defined by issues of equity and equality for all students" (p. 1), a definition that excludes a large portion of policy decisions made since 2001,... (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: 15858, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 12:25:41 AM

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