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General Multicultural/Progressive Education Books

Adams, J.Q., J.F. Niss, and C. Suarez, eds. Multicultural Education: Strategies for Implementation in Colleges and Universities. Vol. 1. Macomb, IL: Western Illinois University, 1991.

Banks, J.A. An Introduction to Multicultural Education. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1994.

Banks, James A. (ed.). Multicultural Education, Transformative Knowledge, and Action: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. NY: Teachers College Press, 1996.

Banks, J. A. Multiethnic education: Theory and practice, 2nd edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 1988.

Banks, C. A. M., & Banks, J. A. Multicultural education: Issues and perspectives. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 1989.

Baruth, L. G., & Manning, M. L. Multicultural education of children and adolescents. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 1992.

Bennett, C. I. Comprehensive multicultural education: Theory and practice (2nd ed.). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 1990.

Cushner, K., McClelland, A., & Safford, P. Human diversity in education: An integrative approach. New York: McGraw Hill, 1992.

Davidman, Leonard and Davidman, Patricia T. (eds.). Teaching with a Multicultural Perspective (2nd ed.). NY: Longman, 1997.

Delpit, Lisa. Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom. NY: The New Press, 1995.

Friere, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. NY: Seabury Press, 1970.

Hernandez, H. Multicultural education: A teacher's guide to content and process. Columbus, OH: Merrill Publishing Company, 1989.

Gollnick, D.M.I., and P.C. Chinn. Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society. 3rd ed. Columbus, Ohio: Merrill, 1990.

Goodwin, A. Lin. Assessment for Equity and Inclusion: Embracing All Our Children. NY: Routledge, 1997.

Gordon, E., & Roberts, F. Report of social studies syllabus review and development committee. Albany, NY: The State Education Department and the University of the State of New York, 1991.

Grant, C. & Ladson-Billings, G. (1997). Dictionary of Multicultural Education. Oryx Press, Inc.

hooks, bell. Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. NY: Routledge, 1994.

Lee, E., et. al. (1998). Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development.

Nieto, S. (1992). Affirming diversity: The sociopolitical context of multicultural education. NY: Longman, 1992.

Nieto, S. (1999). The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities. NY: Teachers College Press.

Payne, R. (1998). A Framework for Understanding Poverty. TX: RFT Publishing Co.

Perry, T. and Fraser, J. (Eds.) Freedom's Plow: Teaching in the Multicultural Classroom. NY: Routledge, 1993.

Richard-Amato, P. A., & Snow, M. A. The multicultural classroom: Readings for content-area teachers. White Plains, NY: Longman, 1992.

Sleeter, C.E., ed. Empowerment through Multicultural Education. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1991.

Sleeter, C.E., and Grant C.A. Making Choices for Multicultural Education: Five Approaches to Race, Class and Gender 2nd ed. New York: Merrill, 1993.

Sleeter, Christine E. Multicultural Education as Social Activism. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1996.

Sparks, Louise Derman. (1995). Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children. Washington, DC: NAYEC.

Tatum, B. (1997). Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and other Conversations, About Race. NY: Basic Books Publishing Co.

Tomlinson, S. (1999). The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Education Reform

Howe, Kenneth Ross. Understanding Equal Educational Opportunity: Social Justice, Democracy, and Schooling. NY: Teachers College Press, 1997.

Kozol, Jonathan. Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools. NY: HarperColllins, 1991.

Levine, David et al. Rethinking Schools: An Agenda for Change. NY: New Press, 1995.

McLaren, Peter. Revolutionary Multiculturalism: Pedagogies of Dissent for the New Millennium. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997.

English and Literature

Cox, Carole. Crossroads: Literature and Language in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merril, 1997.

Friere, Paulo and Macedo, Donaldo. Literacy: Reading the Word and the World. Westport, CT: Bargin and Garvey, 1987.

Kutz, Eleanor and Roskelly, Hephzibah. An Unquiet Pedagogy: Transforming Practice in the English Classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1991.

Kutz, E., and H. Roskelly. Transforming Practice in the English Classroom. Heinemann Educational Books. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1991.

Lingren, Merri V. (ed.). The Multicolored Mirror: Cultural Substance in Literature for Children and Young Adults. Fort Atkinson, WI: Highsmith Press, 1991.


Ascher, Marcia. Ethnomathematics. A Multicultural View of Mathematical Ideas. Pacific Grove, California: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1991.

Heid, C.A., and T.L. Jump. "Females, Minorities, and the Physically Handicapped in Mathematics and Science: A Model Program." In Reaching All Students with Mathematics, edited by G. Cuevas and M. Driscoll, 158-174. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1993.

Nelson, D., Gherverghese Joseph, G., Williams, J. (1993). Multicultural Mathematics. Teaching Mathematics from a Global Perspective. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-282241-1

Orton, A., Frobisher, L (1996). Insights into Teaching Mathematics. London: Cassell, Wellington House. ISBN 0-304-33220-8

Trentacosta, Janet and Kenney, Margaret (eds.). Multicultural and Gender Equity in the Mathematics Classroom. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1997.

Zaslavsky, C.M. "Multicultural Mathematics: One Road to the Goal of Mathematics for All." In Reaching All Students with Mathematics, edited by G. Cuevas and M. Driscoll, 45-58. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1993.

Zaslavsky, Claudia. The Multicultural Math Classroom: Bringing in the World. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1996.


Science for All Cultures. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association, 1993.

Social Studies and History

Dinnerstein, Leonard, Nichols, Roger, and Reimers, David. Natives and Strangers: A Multicultural History of Americans. NY: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Loewen, James W. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. NY: The New Press, 1995.

Takaki, Ronald. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. NY: Little, Brown and Co., 1993.

Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States, 1492 - Present. NY: HarperPerennial, 1995.

Zinn, Howard. You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train : A Personal History of Our Times. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995.

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