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Multicultural Education in Colleges and Universities : a Transdisciplinary Approach.

Author: Howard Ball; Mbulelo Vizikhu Mzamane; Stephen D Berkowitz
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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This book provides both an overview of the core dilemma in America--racism and the deadly impact it has had on American society--and an account of the ways in which the book's contributors have attempted to deal with this dilemma in their own teaching practice. Two core essays explore the theoretical and historical issues involved in defining ""races"" and ""ethnic groups"" in the West, and issues of racial and  Read more...
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Ball, Howard.
Multicultural Education in Colleges and Universities : A Transdisciplinary Approach.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Ball; Mbulelo Vizikhu Mzamane; Stephen D Berkowitz
ISBN: 9781135449261 1135449260
OCLC Number: 869093619
Notes: From Analysis to Synthesis: The "Empathy Paper" Requirement.
Description: 1 online resource (356 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction: Multicultural Transdisciplinary Education; Background; What is Transdisciplinary Multicultural Education?; References; Part I: The Core: Race, Ethnicity, and Their Consequences; 1. Race and Ethnicity: Intergroup Relations in a Multi-Ethnic Society; Biological Theories of Race in Western Cultures: Do They Work?; The Social Implications of Biological Theories of Race; Race, Biology, and Science; Sociocultural Theories of Race and Ethnicity; Dominant versus Minority Groups; Intergroup Distance. The Structure of Intergroup Relations in the United StatesCultural Assimilation; Accommodation; Conflict/Rejection; Conclusion: Structured Inequality and Social Group Formation; References and Bibliography; 2. The Difference Race Makes: Outcomes and Causes; The United States is a Multiracial Nation; But What is "Race"?; Race is Meaningful in the United States; Do All These Statistics Imply a Racist Society?; Causes of Racial Inequality Must be Studied Historically; The Legacy of Prior Discrimination Lingers to Affect the Present; Racial Discrimination Still Goes on Today. Other Societal Processes Discriminate IndirectlyHistorical: High School History Encourages Identification With White Supremacist Heroes; Economic: Unequal School Finance Hampers Inner-City Schools; Cultural: Stereotypes of "Place" Cause Whites to End Up on Top; Psychological: Differing Teacher Expectations Hurt Caste Minority Children; Social Structural: Segregated Networks Keep Opportunity Within the In Group; Ecological: Minority Neighborhoods Are More Likely to Suffer From Industrial Pollution and Inferior City Services. Political: White Bloc Voting Coupled With At-Large Elections Keeps City Councils AngloThe Overall Process: Unequal Opportunity; How can the Vicious Cycle of Unequal Opportunity be Broken?; Integration Requires Institutional Changes; References; 3. Teaching the Conflicts: Race and Ethnic Relations; The Browning of America; A Reflective Pedagogy; Demystifying the Received View of the Dominant Group; The Social Construction of Racism; The Declining/Increasing Significance of Race Debate; Race, Class, and Gender Stratification; Multicultural versus Unicultural Education; References. Part II: Approaches4. Comparative Literature and Politics: A Transdisciplinary Approach; The 20th Century and the Unfolding of Emancipationist Ideals; Panafricanism and Cultural Affirmation; Comparative Cultural Studies; References; 5. Why, What, and How I Teach African American Literature; Why; What; How; References; 6. Law, History, and Political Science: Attacking the Architecture of Race in America --
and More; The Twin Challenges Facing the Instructor and the Student in Understanding the Architecture of Racism; The Analysis of Racism in Law and Politics Across American History.

Abstract:

This book provides both an overview of the core dilemma in America--racism and the deadly impact it has had on American society--and an account of the ways in which the book's contributors have attempted to deal with this dilemma in their own teaching practice. Two core essays explore the theoretical and historical issues involved in defining ""races"" and ""ethnic groups"" in the West, and issues of racial and ethnic inequality in American society. The volume then examines a variety of strategies for ""teaching the conflicts"" in comparative literature and politics; African American.

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