Publication Date: November 19, 2004
Series: Multicultural Education Series
Intergroup conflict has been a perennial problem in the United States since colonial times. This book describes how a group of educators, social activists, and scholars tried to reduce intergroup tensions and create schools where people of all groups could learn together and from each other. Demonstrating the links between the current multicultural education movement and the roots of intergroup education, Cherry Banks helps us to understand where we’ve been, where we are, and where we might strive to be in our future attempts to understand and teach diversity.
Cherry A. McGee Banks is Professor of Education at the University of Washington– Bothell.
“An outstanding achievement. Cherry A. McGee Banks's scholarship will aid all educators in their efforts to increase the depth and scope of their current knowledge of multicultural education.”
—Carl A. Grant, Hoefs-Bascom Professor and Chair, Curriculum and
Instruction, University of Wisconsin–Madison
“Cherry Banks provides an important historical analysis of the intercultural movement that is long overdue. Contemporary conversations about multicultural education will be greatly informed by her compelling depiction of the lessons of this previous era.”
—Vanessa Siddle Walker, Professor, Emory University
“This vivid and well-documented history has much to offer multicultural educators today. Anyone who cares about America's progress toward a just and pluralistic society should read this book.”
—Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University
“In this meticulously researched book, Cherry Banks supplies a critical and heretofore missing link to current educational efforts in diversity and social justice. There are many lessons to be learned here…this book is a treasure for researchers, policymakers, and others.”
— Sonia Nieto, Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst