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Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States

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.

272 pages

Table of Contents

Foreword / Charles Ungerleider


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 Converg

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