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Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society

Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society (Hardback)

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In this second edition of "Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society" - which includes three new chapters - Banks argues that an effective citizenship education helps students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values needed to function effectively within their cultural communities, nation states, regions, and the global community. It also helps students to acquire cosmopolitan perspectives and values needed to attain equality and social justice for people around the world. In the new chapters, Banks draws heavily upon his recent work which focuses on how students in multicultural nations around the world can be educated in ways that will help them to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and values needed to make decisions and to take action to create a more just and humane world.

James A. Banks is Kerry and Linda Killinger Professor in Diversity Studies and Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is the editor of the Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education, a past president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), and a member of the National Academy of Education. Professor Banks is the editor of the Multicultural Education Series of books published by Teachers College Press.

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