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Resources and research tips for undergraduate and graduate education students. Note: This LibGuide was originally created by Kimberley Stephenson.
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Multicultural education is an educational philosophy that promotes recognition, tolerance, and affirmation of racial, ethnic, linguistic, religious, gender, socioeconomic, age, and ability differences among all students and faculty. The beginnings of multicultural education are generally attributed to the U.S. civil rights movement of the 1960s.

Proponents of multicultural education frequently advocate pedagogical and curricular change, social justice, school reform, and political activism as a means of ensuring educational equality for students of all backgrounds.

Prominent scholars in the field of multicultural education include James A. Banks, Sonia Nieto, Carl A. Grant, Christine E. Sleeter, Cameron McCarthy, and Peter McLaren.

For a more detailed discussion, see the National Association for Multicultural Education's "Definition of Multicultural Education."


Introductory Resources

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An Introduction to Multicultural Education - James A. Banks
Call Number: LC1099.3 .B36 1994
ISBN: 0205149103

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Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education - Josué M. González, ed.
ISBN: 1412937205
A completely searchable electronic encyclopedia. Requires APU login and password.

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Encyclopedia of Multicultural Education - Bruce M. Mitchell and Robert E. Salsbury
Call Number: LC1099.3 .M58 1999
ISBN: 0313300291
Also available as an eBook.

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Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education
ISBN: 1412906784
A completely searchable electronic encyclopedia. Requires APU login and password. Contains an excellent entry on multicultural education.

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