Multicultural Education

Issues, Policies, and Practices

Edited by:
Farideh Salili, The University of Hong Kong
Rumjahn Hoosain, The University of Hong Kong

A volume in the series: Research in Multicultural Education and International Perspectives. Editor(s): Fred Dervin, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Published 2001

The aim of this book is to present some recent research findings on dif-ferent aspects of multicultural education, thus informing educators of issues, policies and new approaches to multicultural education being used around the world. The chapters that you are about to read document sev-eral important themes in multicultural education. The first chapter by the editors presents an introduction and overview of the field of multicultural education by presenting its goals, historical background, assumptions and conceptual framework so as to set the stage for the chapters to follow. Attempting to cover the many views on different aspects of multicultural education goes beyond the scope of this introductory chapter. However, we have presented the historical origin and some of the recent issues and sug-gestions by prominent scholars including James Bank, Christine Sleeter, Sonia Nieto, Robert Cooper, and Robert Slavin with regards to policies, curriculum contents and teaching approaches in multicultural education.

CONTENTS
Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Multicultural Education: History, Issues, And Practices, Farideh Salili and Rumjahn Hoosain. Cooperative Learning Programs And Multicultural Education: Improving Intergroup Relations, Robert Cooper and Robert E. Slavin. Understanding The Impact Of Disadvantage On Academic Achievement, Colette Van Laar. Academic Adaptation Of Asian Migrant Of Overseas Students In Australia And Canada, Cynthia Leung. Students As Cultural Beings: Motivation, Learning And Achievement Among Students Of Diverse Ethnic Background, Clarence Chi-hung Ng. Multicultural Education In Latvia, Iveta Silova And Guntars Catlaks. Immigration Policy And Multicultural Education In Australia: Charting The Changes, Bob Hill and Rod Allan. Validation Of Multicultural Personality Questionnaire Among An Internationally Oriented Student Population In Taiwan, Stefan T. Mol, Jan-Pieter van Oudenhoven, and Karen I van der Zee. Education Needs For Cross-cultural Convergence In Family Legal Duties And Reciprocal Responsibilities, Oliver C.S. Tzeng. Literature, A Driving Force In Ethnic Identity And Social Responsibility Development, Nancy Hansen-Kerning and Donald T. Mizokawa.