Description

Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States

Edited by Reva Joshee and Lauri Johnson

  • Published: 2008
  • Subject Listing: Education, Ethnic Studies
  • Bibliographic information: Orig pp., 2 figures, tables, 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: Usa Only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Contents

Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States uses a dialogical approach to examine responses to increasing cultural and racial diversity in both countries. It compares and contrasts foundational myths and highlights the sociopolitical contexts that affect the conditions of citizenship, access to education, and inclusion of diverse cultural knowledge and languages in educational systems.

This will interest readers in the areas of multiculturalism, education, public policy, and ethnic studies, and will be valuable to policy developers and activists in the fields of equity and diversity.

Contributors include Carol Agocs; Adrienne Chan; Catherine Cornbleth, Rinaldo Walcott, Carlos Ovando, and Terezia Zoric; Tracey M. Derwing and Murray Munro; David Gillborn; Michelle Goldberg; Karen M. Gourd; Jan Hare; Augustine McCaffery; Carlos J. Ovando and Terrence G. Wiley; Yoon K. Pak; Christopher M. Span, Rashid V. Robinson, and Trinidad Molina Villega; John W. Tippeconnic III and Sabrina Redwing Saunders; Edward Taylor; Charles Ungerleider; and Sue Winton.
Reva Joshee is an associate professor of educational theory and policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Lauri Johnson is an associate professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Buffalo.

"This is an enormously important book, highly original and provocative. The scholarship is impeccable and the entire volume is artfully constructed. It should serve as standard fare in any educational policy library for many years."
-Catherine A. Lugg, author of Kitsch: From Education to Public Policy
Contents
Foreword / Charles Ungerleider
Acknowledgments

Introduction: Cross-Border Dialogue and Multicultural Policy Webs / Lauri Johnson and Reva Joshee

Part 1: Historical Context
1. Past Crossings: US Influences on the Development of Canadian Multicultural Education Policy / Reva Joshee and Susan Winton
2. Diversity Policies in American Schools: A Legacy of Progressive School Leadership and Community Activism / Lauri Johnson
3. We Are Already Multicultural: Why Policy and Leadership Matter / Yoon K. Pak

Part 2: First Nations and American Indian Education
4. First Nations Education Policy in Canada: Building Capacity for Change and Control / Jan Hare
5. Policy Issues in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives / John W. Tippeconnic III and Sabrina Redwing Saunders
6. What We Know about Native Participation in Higher Education / Augustine McCaffery

Part 3: Immigrant and Language Education
7. Canadian Policies on Immigrant Language Education / Tracey M. Derwing and Murray J. Munro
8. Language Education in the Conflicted United States / Carlos J. Ovando and Terrence G. Wiley
9. A Critical Examination of Language Policies and Practices in Canada and the United States / Karen M. Gourd

Part 4: Race-Based Policies
10. Race-Based Policies in Canada: Education and Social Context / Adrienne S. Chan
11. Education, American Style: Race-Based School Policies and Practices in the United States / Christopher M. Span, Rashid V. Robinson, and Trinidad Molina Villegas
12. Canadian and American Race-Based Education Policies / Njoki Nathani Wane

Part 5: Employment Equity and Affirmative Action
13. Canada's Employment Equity Act: Perspectives on Policy and Implementation / Carol Agocs
14. Critical Race Theory and Interest Convergence in the Backlash against Affirmative Action: Washington State and Initiative 200 / Edward Taylor
15. Dialogue across Borders on Employment Equity/Affirmative Action / Michelle Goldberg

Part 6: Extending the Dialogue
16. Institutional Racism in Education Policy and Practice: A View from England / David Gillborn
17. Multicultural Policies and Practices in North America: A Dialogue with the View from England / Catherine Cornbleth, Rinaldo Walcott, Carlos J. Ovando, and Terezia Zoric

Contributors
Index
Reviews