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The Illinois Staff and Curriculum Developers have published a number of anthologies since its inception in 1990. These include: Multicultural Educational: Strategies for Implementation in Colleges and Universities. The four-volume series offers a range of essays on curriculum and instructional issues and on campus climate. Based on their experiences as well as their research, the contributors consider theoretical perspectives as well as concrete practices as they explore the challenges and rewards of an inclusive campus community, an integrated multicultural curriculum, and teaching styles designed to match students' multiple learning styles. The series also includes a literature review, a bibliography and filmography, and reports on diversity programs initiated by Illinois higher education institutions.

Another series includes three volumes of Multicultural Prism: Voices from the Field, and a videotape that includes interviews with some of the most respected leaders in multicultural education—James A. Banks, Nancy “Rusty” Barceló, James B. Boyer, Carlos Cortés, and Geneva Gay among them. Interwoven with the interviews are vignettes and commentary that explore definitions and goals of multicultural education as well as how to make those goals a reality with the assistance of Faculty Development programs. The accompanying anthology is a collection of essays by some of the interviewees and others with expertise in multicultural education. The two additional volumes are collections of syllabi for college and university courses that focus directly on cultural diversity or integrate multiple cultural perspectives into other disciplines such as art history, literature, psychology and mathematics.

The latest IACD anthology is Cultural Diversity: Curriculum, Classroom, and Climate Issues, an updated and expanded work that includes many of the essays published in the earlier Multicultural Education series.

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Multicultural Prism: Diversity in the Curriculum

Multicultural Prism: Diversity in the Curriculum is a CD-ROM that offers articles, graphs, video clips, syllabi and a database to help educators prepare for and teach various multicultural issues related to ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability and age. The CD includes information on immigration patterns, population statistics and projections, socioeconomic status, cultural differences, curriculum transformation, canon revision, instructional frameworks and strategies, teaching for equity and justice, and classroom testing and assessment. An extensive database of multicultural resources is also included.

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Latest Book

Cultural Diversity: Curriculum, Classroom, & Climate

Edited by J.Q. Adams & Janice R. Welsch

Preface | Table of Contents


This book is part of the Expanding Cultural Diversity project, an initiative supported by the Illinois Board of Higher Education through Higher Education Cooperation Act grants. When the project began a decade ago, some educators were deeply involved in multicultural education. They were exploring and defining the issues around which multicultural education revolves, integrating multicultural scholarship and insight into their courses, and creating supportive and inclusive campus climates for students, faculty and staff. Over the past ten years many more faculty, staff, and administrators have joined this group, advancing the understanding and appreciation of the cultural diversity that has always characterized the United States and to which we are heirs. We are pleased to make available in this volume the work of pioneers of multicultural education as well as that of educators who are expanding and applying this earlier scholarship.

Most of the essays here appeared in the earlier anthologies published through the Expanding Cultural Diversity project; many have been revised. All offer insight into one or more aspects of multicultural education and continue to be relevant in our increasingly diverse and challenging world. Generally, they fit into three categories, with several bridging the categories and with some ideas, nuanced to provide different perspectives, appearing and reappearing from one essay to another. Part One covers broad issues and overviews, setting the contexts for the analyses of curriculum and instructional methods that follow in Part Two and the co-curricular and assessment activities explored in Part Three.

The authors represented in Part One discuss the scope and goals of multicultural education and examine myths and misinformation that have at times diverted attention from its value and importance. They explore issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability; analyze the role media can play in strengthening or undermining respect for cultural diversity; and respond to some of the questions linked to specific traditionally marginalized ethnic groups within the United States. The section ends with an essay reminding readers of an immensely valuable quality for multicultural educators: humor.

In Part Two, contributors focus more directly on the classroom, often intertwining curriculum and course content issues with discussions of student learning styles and instructional methods. They specifically cover cultural diversity, teacher education, composition, women's studies, mathematics, and literature courses but go beyond these in their explorations of the principles underlying their text choices and the educational philosophy determining their interaction with students.

The first four essays in Part Three are on assessment: the impact of multiculturalism and diversity programs on students and the methods colleges and universities are adopting to evaluate this impact. The remaining articles explore admission and retention, counseling, and faculty development initiatives and suggest how important these and other co-curricular programs are in creating and sustaining a culturally diverse student population.

Reflected through the chapters of this volume is the recognition that diversity is an essential and defining characteristic of our nation—of the world—and the conviction that this diversity can enrich all of us if we respect, value, and cultivate it. Multicultural education can help us and our students do this. The essays here offer an assist.

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Preface | Introduction | Part I. | Part II. | Part III.

Janice R. Welsh

J. Q. Adams

Part I. Contexts and Content

Multicultural Education: Development, Dimensions, and Challenges
James A. Banks

Creating Conditions for a Constructive Dialogue on “Race”: Taking Individual and Institutional Responsibility
Derald Wing Sue

Multicultural Transformation of the Academy
James B. Boyer

Multiculturalism in U.S. Society and Education: Why an Irritant and a Paradox?
Carlos J. Ovando and Luise Prior McCarty

Creating Inclusive and Multicultural Communities: Working Through Assumptions of Culture, Power, Diversity, and Equity
Brenda M. Rodriguez

Interactive Phases of Curricular Re-vision: A Feminist Perspective
Peggy McIntosh

Interactive Phases of Curricular and Personal Re-vision
with Regard to Race
Peggy McIntosh

Personality and Prejudice
Bem P. Allen

Motivations that Drive Prejudice and Discrimination: Is the Scientific Community Really Objective?
Duane M. Jackson

Mass Media as Multicultural Curriculum: Public Competitor to School Education
Carlos E. Cortés

U.S. News Media: A Content Analysis and media Case Study
Pearlie Strother-Adams

Image and identity: Screen Arabs and Muslims
Jack G. Shaheen

Understanding Asian Americans: Background for Curriculum Development
Shin Kim

Civic Literacy, Sovereignty, and Violence: Ojibwe Treaty Rights and Racial Backlash in the North Country
Gaetano B. Senese

The Concept of Educación” Latino Family Values and American Schooling
Leslie Reese, Silvia Balzano, Ronald Gallimore, and Claude Goldenberg

Opening Classroom Closets: Teaching About Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals in a Multicultural Context
R. Jovita Baber and Brett Beemyn

The Microculture of Disability
Jacqueline C. Rickman

Using Humor to Promote Multicultural Understanding
Samuel Betances

Part II. Curriculum and Instruction

The Point of the Story
Joan Livingston-Webber

Conflict and Resistance in the Multicultural Classroom
Linda Dittmar

Self-Regulated Learning and Teaching: An Introduction and Overview
Reinhard W. Lindner

Ending the Silence: Encouraging Dissensus in the Contact Zone
Hallie S. Lemon

Multicultural Mathematics
Melfried Olson, Judith K. Olson, and Howard L. Hansen

A Multicultural Perspective in the Women's Studies Classroom
Martha E. Thompson

Native Nations and American Indians: Culture, Curriculum and Social Justice
James V. Fenelon

Teaching about Race in the Race-Conscious United States
J. Q. Adams

Teaching about Cultural Diversity: Challenge and Response at a Community College
Bansrajh Mattai

Course Organization and the Challenges of Students' Multiple Intelligences
Savario Mungo

The Use of Experiential Learning in an Introductory
Multicultural Education Class
Timothy R. McMahon, Nick Ippolito, Randall W. Maus, and Claire G. Williams

Beyond Vasco Da Gama: Unlearning Eurocentric Phallacies in the Classroom
Nada Elia

Building Cultural Bridges: A Bold Proposal for Teacher Education
Geneva Gay

Teaching and Learning with Culturally Diverse Students:A Teacher Preparation Course at a Comprehensive Public University
Mario Yepes-Baraya

Training Early Childhood Teachers to Counter Indirect Influences onYoung Children's Attitudes Toward Diversity Educating Asian American Students: Past, Present, and Future
Ming-Gon John Lian

Part III. Climate, Co-Curricular Activities, and Assessment

Diversity and Multiculturalism on the Campus:How Are Students Affected?
Alexander W. Astin

Assessing the Impact of Multicultural Curriculum Initiatives in Colleges and Universities: Recent Advances
Patricia L. Francis

Where Do Students of Color Earn Doctorates in Education?:The “Top 25” Colleges and Schools of Education
Stafford Hood and Donald Freeman

A Study of the Campus Climate: Methodology and Results
Catherine A. Riordan

The Diversity: Continuum: Enhancing Student Interest and Access, Creating a Staying Environment, and Preparing Students for Transition
Karen A. Myers, Robert Caruso, and Nancy A. Birk

Multicultural Perspectives in Counseling
Edward Johnson, Linda S. Aguilar, and Vera Mitrovich

Faculty Development Programs in Support of Multicultural Education
Emily C. Wadsworth

Moving Toward Justice, Equity, and Diversity: A Case Study
Janice R. Welsch

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