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CULTURAL COMPETENCE: A PRIMER FOR EDUCATORS, 2nd Edition, covers the basics of multicultural education, making it easy for instructors to assign as a main text or use in conjunction with other books. The author gives special attention to the psycho-social dimensions of teaching culturally diverse populations.
- New! A NEW Chapter 14, “Working with Arab and Muslim Students,” includes contributions from Karim Hamdy.
- New! Chapters 1 and 2 from the First Edition are combined in a consolidated Chapter 1, “What It Means to Be Culturally Competent.”
- New coverage in Chapter 9 on the value of immersion experiences (clinical practice) address a new NCATE standard.
- New! A NEW Chapter 3 provides timely material on “Understanding Unconscious Bias and Unintentional Racism.”
- New! Material on microaggressions is now included.
- New! A NEW organization divides chapters into three logical parts: Foundations for Becoming Culturally Competent, Becoming Culturally Competent in the Classroom and Community, and Working Competently with All Students.
- New! Streamlined end-of-chapter resources include key summary points, personal reflection exercises, activities, and new focused bibliographies.
- New! Research and the interviews with educators in the field are updated, and new Web links direct students to key information related to each chapter.
- New! Graphs, charts, and tables serve as visual aids, clarifying the narrative.
- This text successfully integrates theoretical and practical knowledge in an accessible, meaningful manner, enhanced by interesting anecdotes, personal experiences, and real-world examples.
- The author pays in-depth attention to a number of frequently overlooked critical topics, including bicultural families, isolated students (and teachers) of color, and white culture.
- The final six chapters discuss individual ethnicities (African American, Latino/Latina, Asian American and Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, Arab and Muslim Americans, and European American), and include detailed original interviews with multicultural educators such as William Cross, Valerie Ooka Pang, and Christine Sleeter.
- This text includes a variety of self-assessment techniques focusing on prejudice and racism.
- CULTURAL COMPETENCE: A PRIMER FOR TEACHERS focuses on the development of cultural competence, which entails a combination of awareness and sensitivity, various bodies of knowledge, and a set of skills that underlie effective cross-cultural teaching.
1. What It Means to Be Culturally Competent.
2. Understanding Racism and Prejudice.
3. Understanding Unconscious Bias, Unintentional Racism, and Microaggressions.
4. Understanding Privilege and Racial Consciousness among Whites.
5. Understanding Culture and Cultural Differences.
Part II: BECOMING CULTURALLY COMPETENT IN THE CLASSROOM AND COMMUNITY.
6. Children, Parents, and Families of Color.
7. Psychological and Educational Issues.
8. Bias in the Curriculum and in the Classroom.
9. Critical Issues in Working with Culturally Different Students.
Part III: WORKING COMPETENTLY WITH ALL STUDENTS.
10. Working with Latino/a Students: An Interview with Aurora Cedillo.
11. Working with American Indian/Alaska Natives Students: An Interview with Cornel Pewewardy.
12. Working with African American Students: An Interview with William Cross.
13. Working with Asian Pacific American Students: An Interview with Valerie Ooka Pang.
14. Working with Arab and Muslim Americans: An Interview with Karim Hamdy.
15. Working with European American Students: An Interaction with Christine Sleeter.
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