Publication Date: October 27, 2023
Series: Multicultural Education Series
In this collection of articles, Geneva Gay invites readers to make educational equity and excellence for all students a reality, not just an ethic or an ideal. Through teaching narratives and pragmatic examples, Gay illustrates that a combination of ideology, ethics, personal commitment, and praxis on the part of educators is essential to achieving equity for underachieving racial and ethnic minority students. The text is organized into three themes: Identity (how the identities and behaviors of educators are influenced by their membership in ethnic and cultural groups); Ideology (how the beliefs, attitudes, and expectations of educators shape their behaviors and instruction); and Action (suggestions for equitable teaching, classroom management, curriculum development, and teacher preparation). Each individual essay can be read separately but they are especially powerful when read in conjunction with each other. Educating for Equity and Excellence is applicable to a broad spectrum of teaching contexts, including early childhood, elementary, secondary, and college.
Geneva Gay is professor emerita in the College of Education, University of Washington, Seattle. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the first Multicultural Educator Award presented by the National Association of Multicultural Education. Geneva’s books include Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice, Third Edition.
PART I: IDENTITY
1. Expressive Ethos of Afro-American Culture
2. Ethnic Identity Development in Early Adolescence: Some Implications for Instructional Reform
3. Implications of Selected Models of Ethnic
Identity Development in Education
PART II: IDEOLOGY
4. Teachers’ Achievement Expectations and Classroom Interactions with Ethnically Diverse Students
5. Teachers Beliefs about Cultural Diversity: Problems and Possibilities
6. Teaching to and through Cultural Diversity
PART III: ACTION
7. Curriculum Theory and Multicultural Education
8. Preparing for Culturally Responsive Teaching
9. Connections between Classroom Management and Culturally Responsive Teaching
10. The Younger the Better: Culturally Responsive Teaching for Lil Sistas
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