Diversity And Education: A Critical Multicultural Approach (Multicultural Education) (Multicultural Education Series)
Diversity and Education: A Critical Multicultural Approach (Multicultural Education) (Multicultural Education Series)
In his new book, Michael Vavrus helps readers better understand why issues of diversity and difference are so highly contested in the United States and across the globe. Vavrus incorporates specific education examples throughout the text to examine six contested areas: race and ethnicity; socio-economic class and culture; multicultural and ethnic studies; language; religion; and sexuality and gender. In each of these areas, the author explores how contrasting worldviews found in social conservatism, liberal multiculturalism, and critical multiculturalism influence our understandings about difference and diversity and the education policies we develop as a result. Diversity and Education is designed to help educators move beyond the ''how can they believe that?'' knee-jerk reaction toward a more informed, strategic understanding of belief systems and political affiliations.
"Vavrus resists simple approaches or fixes to complex problems; critically unpacks diversity issues; and offers an alternative
vision. He beckons his audience (K-12 educators, school administrators,
teacher educators, parents, and communities) to work in solidarity and hope towards improving the lives of children." --Teachers College Record
About the Author
Michael Vavrus is a professor at The Evergreen State...