Edited by: James A. Banks
Afterword by: Margaret Smith Crocco
Publication Date: November 19, 2021
Series: Multicultural Education Series
Join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of James A. Banks’s Multicultural Education Series published by Teachers College Press—a dynamic series consisting of more than 70 published books with many more in the pipeline. This commemorative volume features engaging, incisive, and timely selections from the bestselling and most influential books in the series. Together, these selections address how multicultural education should be transformed for a nation and world that are becoming increasingly complex due to virulent racism, pernicious nationalism, mass migrations, interracial mixing, social-class stratification, and a global pandemic. The volume is divided into five parts: (1) History and Foundations of Intergroup and Multicultural Education; (2) Structural and Institutional Racism in Schools; (3) Culture, Teaching, and Learning; (4) Curriculum Reform: History, Ethnic Studies, and English Language Learners; and (5) School Reform. All chapters are authored by eminent education scholars, including Tyrone C. Howard, Sonia Nieto, Carol D. Lee, Guadalupe Valdés, Christine E. Sleeter, Linda Darling-Hammond, Pedro A. Noguera, and James W. Loewen.
James A. Banks is the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies Emeritus at the University of Washington, Seattle.
“Historically grounded, field changing, and action driven, this book captures the mind and heart. James Banks has assembled a world-class dream team of scholars who examine the context of multicultural education to advance and deepen equity-centered knowledge, understandings, attitudes, dispositions, and skills during these times of tremendous social, political, economic, and health unrest. Every student, teacher, activist, researcher, policymaker, community member, and parent —new and more seasoned—committed to the work of social justice should read this book.”
—H. Richard Milner IV, Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Education,
Vanderbilt University, and author of Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There
“For 25 years James A. Banks and the Multicultural Education Series have distinguishably represented the best of multicultural education scholarship. The more than 70 published books in the Series are defining excellence. Congratulations, Jim, you and your book authors are creating a proud radical heritage for the field.”
—Carl A. Grant, Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Teacher Education, University of Wisconsin Madison
“Several of the world’s most dynamic thinkers and researchers of race and racism, educational inequality, and inclusive curricula contribute to this commemorative volume. Their writings are timeless! I recommend this book highly to anyone who dares to dismantle the reins of oppression and marginalization of historically minoritized groups inside of schools and beyond.”
—Prudence L. Carter, Sarah and Joseph Jr. Dowling Professor of Sociology, Brown University, and author of Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U. S. and South African Schools.
“No one has influenced the conceptualization and uptake of multicultural education more than James Banks. This new volume commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Multicultural Education Series exemplifies the profound influence these works have had on how we think about equity, pedagogy, culture, and policy and practice in education. Timely, relevant, and extraordinarily useful!”
—Kris D. Gutiérrez, Carol Liu Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley
“This book, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Multicultural Education Series, provides a capstone to this series of 70-plus books that have informed, enlightened, and challenged educators regarding the broad spectrum of multicultural education. It is a must read for all who have an interest in the concept of multicultural education.”
—H. Prentice Baptiste, Regents Professor, Multicultural and Science Education Distinguished Achievement Professor, New Mexico State University
“A welcome tour de force on some of the most urgent questions for all who work toward racial justice and educational equity. Placed in conversation, these pieces from 25 years of the Multicultural Education Series help us build from the past, take stock of where we are, and envision forward to more just pedagogies, policies, practices, and experiences in all schools and communities.”
—Sarah Dryden-Peterson, associate professor of education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
“Building more just schools within a stronger democracy are urgent endeavors that require attention to the pedagogical, policy, and research platform whose myriad dimensions are described throughout these chapters and in every book of the Multicultural Education Series. . . . One can only hope that a new generation of leaders (and followers) will carry on the visionary project of transformational change outlined in these books.”
—From the Afterword by Margaret Smith Crocco, professor emerita, Teachers College, Columbia University