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Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education

THIS ISSUE
(SPRING 2004: vol. 6, no. 1)

Theme: Multicultural Education Curriculum for Social Studies


ARTICLES:
 Gallavan & Putney
HalgaoMule •  Ndura & Lafer •  Porfilio & McClary

INSTRUCTIONAL IDEAS:
Betts
Kidney-Cummins

REVIEWS:
Art Books
Multimedia

CONTRIBUTORS

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Previous Issues
Call for Papers
Call for Reviewers
Issue Themes
Acknowledgments
About EMME
About the Editors

Heewon Chang, Ph. D.
Editor-in-Chief

Christopher Bittenbender, Ph. D.
Copy Editor
 
Hwa Young Caruso,  Ed. D. &  John Caruso, Jr. , Ph. D.
Art Review Editors 
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Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education

Spring 2004 (Vol. 6, No. 6)

Theme: Multicultural Education Curriculum

Guest Editor: Yuriko Wellington, Ph. D.

Overview | Articles | Open Forum | Reviews of Resources


Overview

This issue is the first in the series dedicated to multicultural education curriculum.  Classroom teachers are "foot soldiers" of multicultural education who deliver curricular content and practices to students in the frontline of the classroom.  Thus we see the importance of giving flesh to the theories of multicultural education so that they can be readily used by these foot soldiers.  In an effort to provide teacher educators and classroom teachers with applicable and useful curricular and instructional resources, we begin with social studies curriculum in this issue and will continue with math and science, language arts, and visual and performing arts curriculum in subsequent issues.  

The Articles section includes five fine articles discussing broad issues of multicultural social studies curriculum and specific instructional ideas useful for teacher training.  Halagao revisits James Banks' typology of multicultural curriculum and presents practical ways to teach about the typology in teacher preparation courses.  Porfilio and McClary advocate for critical civic and global citizenship education as part of social studies curriculum.  Ndura and Lafer suggest that preservice teachers gain an empathic understanding of race and racism by exploring self and others.  Gallavan and Putney introduce the cultural artifact "Me Box" idea through which the understanding of self, others, and society can be promoted as part of teacher training.  Mule helps preservice teachers break the myth of Africa and teach about the continent in a meaningful and engaging way.  We acknowledge Dr. Yuriko Wellington for her insight and fine contribution as the Guest Editor of the Article section.  From the fall of 2005 she will teach and research at the University of Hawaii.

The Instructional Ideas section presents two essays focusing on K-12 social studies instruction.  Kidney-Cummins emphasizes the importance of evaluating Internet resources for reliability, before adopting them for classroom instruction, and provides a list of websites useful for multicultural history instruction.  Betts suggests that sentiments documents be used as primary historical data in the instruction of the Women's Movement and lists multiple websites in which sentiment documents can be found.  

Three review sections--Art, Book, and Multimedia--feature thirty-five print and non-print resources.  The Art Reviews section, edited by Drs. Hwa Young and John Caruso, presents photos and critiques of three installations by Huang Yong Ping and Rina Benerjee.  The Book Reviews section provides reviews of seven juvenile and six professional books and journal articles useful for multicultural social studies curriculum and instruction.  Eleven educational videos and eight websites are reviewed in the Multimedia Reviews section, which contain relevant and rich information on social studies topics.  

You may read abstracts of the articles and the full list of resources below.  The hyperlink from each item will take you to the full text or the full review.  I would also like to thank Dr. Chris Bittenbender for his meticulous copy-editing and Jubi Williams for her dedicated work as Assistant Editor for this issue.  Enjoy this theme issue of multicultural social studies curriculum and send your comments to the editorial staff at emme@eastern.edu.

Heewon Chang, Ph. D.
Editor-in-Chief


Articles

BRINGING BANKS' MULTICULTURAL TYPOLOGY TO LIFE: 
When Curriculum and Pedagogy are Transformed
 by Patricia Halagao
, University of Hawaii, Manoa, U. S. A.
 

 

FUTURE TEACHERS CONFRONT GLOBALIZATION:
A Critical Approach to "Good Citizenship" in Social Studies Education
by Brad Porfilio and Glen McClary, D’Youville College, U. S. A.

 

EXPLORING THE SELF AND THE OTHER:
Achieving the Empathic Goals of Teacher Preparation Through Multicultural Education
by Elavie Ndura and Stephen Lafer, University of Nevada, U. S. A.

 

VALUING DIVERSITY IN SELF, OTHERS, AND SOCIETY THROUGH CULTURAL ARTIFACT "ME BOXES' IN SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS COURSES
by Nancy Gallavan, Southwest Missouri State University, U. S. A. and
Leann Putney, University of Nevada, U. S. A.

 

"AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY":
 Reflections On the Teaching About Africa in Elementary Social Studies Classrooms

by Lucy Mule, Smith College, U. S. A.


Instructional Ideas

AN INTERNET-ENHANCED MULTICULTURAL HISTORY
by Patricia Kidney-Cummins, Northern Kentucky University, U. S. A.

 

USING SENTIMENTS DOCUMENTS TO LEARN ABOUT THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT
by Brenda Betts, California State University, Stanislaus, U. S. A.


Reviews of Resources

ART REVIEWS


 

BOOK REVIEWS

Literature for Young Readers

Ajmera & Versola (2001).  Children from Australia to Zimbabwe: A Photographic Journey Around the World.  

Ansary (1999).  Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Arlon, Mack, & Shalev (2003).  How People Live

Freedman, Russell.  (2004).  The Voice that Challenged the Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights.

Murphy (2003). An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793.

Press  (1994).  Multicultural Portrait of Learning in America.

Reeves  (1998).  Ellis Island:  Gateway to the American Dream. 

Professional Literature

Bruno & Beilke  (2003).  "Afghanistan and Afghan Americans:  Helping K-8 School Librarians and Educators Understand the History, Culture, and Literature" From Multicultural Review

Chawla (2003).  Growing up in an Urbanising World

Driskell  (2003).  Creating Better Cities for Children and Youth 

McCall & Ristow (2003).  Teaching State History: A Guide to Developing a Multicultural Curriculum

Wertsman (2003). " Righteous Gentiles Among Nations." From Multicultural Review 

Williams (2002).  Who's Who in Black Canada

 

 

MULTIMEDIA REVIEWS

 

Films and Videos

Angel Island: A Story of Chinese Immigration (2002). Films for the Humanities and Sciences

Birth Struggle of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (2002). Films for the Humanities and Sciences

Black History, Lost, Stolen or Strayed? (2002).  Films for the Humanities and Sciences 

Escuela (2002). Women Make Movies

Flight to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (1995). Films for the Humanities and Sciences.

Found Voices: The Slave Narratives (1999). Films for the Humanities and Sciences

Growing Up in Cities: Children of Thula Mntwana (2002). UNESCO 

Picture Me an Enemy (2003).  Women Make Movies

Six Generations of Suffragists: The Women's Rights Movement (1999).  Films for the Humanities and Sciences.

Teens in Between: The Story of Five Immigrant Teens in America (2002). MHz Networks.

Wearing Hijab: Uncovering the Myths of Islam in the United States (2004). Films for the Humanities and Sciences
 

Websites

Adventures of Cyberbee: Social Studies

African Studies Website/ University of Pennsylvania

Ask Asia

Connecticut Council for Social Studies

Gateway to African American History

Lesson Plans and Teaching Strategies

Notable Social Studies Trade Books (National Council for the Social Studies)

Website of the Snaith Primary School