Thursday, 22 October 2015

Race, Culture, and Education by James A. Banks

This book is a collection of theories and works by James A. Banks, who is thought to be the founding father of multiculturalism in the United States. Banks is also known as one of the most crucial founder, theorist as well as researcher of this field. The collection contains twenty- one finest concepts that Banks came up with throughout the duration of his career. In addition to this, Banks looked at crucial topics within this field which, in fact, shaped the turf of multicultural education.
The key concepts which are looked at in this book are: ‘Black studies and the teaching of history’, ‘Research and the issues within it’, ‘Teaching ethnic studies' as well as 'social studies intended for decision- making and citizen accomplishments’, ‘Multi- ethnic  education and school reforms’, ‘Multicultural education and knowledge construction’, ‘The global dimensions of multicultural education’, lastly, ‘Democracy, diversity and citizenship education’.
Banks, J. (2006). Race, culture, and education. London: Routledge.

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