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Multicultural Education

From Theory to Practice

Editor(s): Hasan Arslan and Georgeta Raţă

Book Description

Multicultural education is a set of strategies and materials in education, developed to assist teachers in promoting democracy while responding to the many issues created by the rapidly changing demographics of their students. Multicultural education means to ensure the highest levels of academic achievement for all students: it helps students develop a positive self-concept by providing knowledge about the histories, cultures, and contributions of diversity groups. Multicultural Education: From Theory to Practice – which includes the contributions of academics and researchers from two continents and 14 culturally-challenged countries – aims to provide a platform for multicultural education researchers to present new research and developments in the area. The contributors to the book approach the foundations of multicultural education, the political context of multicultural education, classroom practices in multicultural education, and language education in a multicultural context.

This volume will appeal to a wide range of academic readership, including educators, researchers, social students, teacher trainers, and teachers of all subjects and of all levels, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with both students and teachers in a multicultural context.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4740-7
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4740-2
Date of Publication: 01/06/2013
Pages / Size: 470 / A5
Price: £54.99


Hasan Arslan currently works as an Associate Professor at the Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey. He holds a BA in Educational Administration and Supervision from the Hacettepe University of Ankara, Turkey, an MA in Educational Administration, and a PhD in Higher Education from the American University in Washington, DC. His research interests include educational administration, student leadership, multicultural education, and higher education policy. He has authored Turkish Educational System and School Administration (2010) and Class Management (2011), and co-edited Applied Social Sciences: Education Sciences (2013).

Georgeta Raţă currently works as an Associate Professor at the Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Timişoara, Romania. She holds a BA in French and English and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Bucharest, Romania. Her main areas of interest include languages, communication and education sciences. She has authored Expressing Disagreement in French and Romanian (1996) and Contributions to the Theory of Communication (1998), and co-edited Social Sciences Today: Between Theory and Practice (2010), Academic Days of Timişoara: Social Sciences Today (2011), Applied Social Sciences: Communication Studies (2013), Applied Social Sciences: Economics and Politics (2013), Applied Social Sciences: Social Work (2013), and Applied Social Sciences: Sociology (2013).