Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education

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Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education

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“A trawl through this impressive work confirms that it is truly encyclopaedic in both its authoritativeness and in its comprehensiveness of topics and geographic reach…With its remarkable currency…its scholarliness, its scope and accessibility, and its wealth of references, cross-references and recommended reading, no university can afford to be without the

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“A trawl through this impressive work confirms that it is truly encyclopaedic in both its authoritativeness and in its comprehensiveness of topics and geographic reach…With its remarkable currency…its scholarliness, its scope and accessibility, and its wealth of references, cross-references and recommended reading, no university can afford to be without the online version” (Race Equality Teaching Reviewer Race Equality Teaching 2012-06-01)”Well written and feature-rich (reader’s guide, chronology, sidebar articles), and the only recent work of its kind, this set will work in large public libraries and is highly recommended for academic collections, especially those that support teacher training programs.” (Michael F. Bemis Library Journal 2012-08-01)The Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education is scholarly, comprehensive; and worthy of its topic. Providing both definition and background to such a complex and important area of study is no easy matter, and the success of this effort is a tribute to everyone involved. Academic libraries are the prime audience for this encyclopedia but given the interest in educational diversity in some areas of the country, there may be larger public libraries that will find this title of value. (Tom Gilson Against the Grain 2013-01-01)This landmark study serves both as a history of where we’ve been and a road map to where we need to be. (Library Journal 2013-03-01)The Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education should be a standard acquisition for every library and be on the shelves of scholars, researchers, professional developers and educators in general. (Multicultural Perspectives 2013-04-01)”…the entries in the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education are not only informative and thought provoking, but also extend the basic parameters of diversity in multicultural education. …Overall, the compelling articles written for the Encyclopedia by eminent scholars from around the globe affirm, in our opinion, the legitimacy of the fields of multiculturalism and multicultural education. …It is our sincere professional belief that this par exellence work is a must-needed resource for every educational institution, governmental and non-profit agency, corporation, community advocacy organization, legislative body, and military branch in order to support our global community in continuing to learn about the vast field that is multiculturalism/multicultural education.” (H. Prentice Baptise, Blanca Araujo, Ashley Ryan & Marisol Moreno Multicultural Education 2014-01-01)

About the Author

James A. Banks is Kerry and Linda Killinger Professor of Diversity Studies and Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle.  He is a past president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and was a Spencer Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford during the 2005-2006 academic year.  He is a member of the National Academy of Education.  Professor Banks is a specialist in multicultural education and in social studies education and has written many articles, chapters, and books in these fields.  His books include Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies, Cultural Diversity & Education: Foundations, Curriculum & Teaching, Diversity & Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives, and Race, Culture, & Education: The Selected Works of James A. Banks.  Professor Banks is editor of the Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education (Jossey-Bass) and the Multicultural Education Series of books published by Teachers College Press, Columbia University.  Professor Banks holds honorary doctorates from five colleges and universities and The UCLA Medal from the University of California, Los Angeles, the University’s highest honor.  In 2005, Professor Banks delivered the 29th Annual Faculty Lecture at the University of Washington, the highest honor given to a professor at the University.  In Fall 2007, he was the Tisch Distinguished Visiting Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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