This volume focuses on multicultural curriculum transformation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics or STEM subject areas broadly, while also focusing on sub-content areas (e.g., earth science, digital technologies) in greater detail. The discussion of each sub-content area outlines critical considerations for multicultural curriculum transformation for the sub-content areas by grade level (early childhood and elementary school education, middle and/or junior high school education, and high school education) and then by organizing tool parameters: standards (both in a generalized fashion, and specific to Common Core State Standards, among other standards), educational context, relationships with and among students and their families, civic engagement, considerations pertaining to educational “ability” broadly considered (for example, for gifted and talented education, bilingual gifted and talented education, “regular” education, bilingual “regular” education, special education, bilingual special education), as well as relative to specific content and corresponding pedagogical considerations, including evaluation of student learning and teaching effectiveness. In this way, the volume provides a conceptual framework andconcrete examples for how to go about multiculturally-transforming curriculum in STEM curricula.
The volume is designed to speak with PK-12 teachers as colleagues in the multicultural curriculum transformation work at focus in each subject area and at varied grade levels. Readers are exposed to “things to think about,” but also given curricular examples to work with or from in going about the actual, concrete work of curriculum change. It bridges the gaps between preparing PK-12 teachers to be able to 1) independently multiculturally adapt existing curriculum, and, 2) create new multicultural curriculum differentiated for their content areas and grade levels, while also, 3) providing ample examples of what such adapted and new differentiated curricula looks like. In so doing, this volume also bridges the gaps between the theory and practice of multicultural curriculum transformation in higher and PK-12 educational contexts.
Lexington Books; July 2018
- ISBN: 9781498580526
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- Title: Multicultural Curriculum Transformation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Series: Foundations of Multicultural Education
- Author: Christine Clark (ed.); Amanda VandeHei (ed.); Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner (ed.); Zaid M. Haddad (ed.); Sandra Candel (contrib.); Lauren Bell (contrib.); Mónica Hernández-Johnson (contrib.); Cindy Bezard (contrib.); Tracy Arnold (contrib.); Yolanda De La Cruz (contrib.); Javier Díez-Palomar (contrib.); Eshani Gandhi (contrib.); Lori Griswold (contrib.); Marna Hauk (contrib.); Mary Hoelscher (contrib.); Bettibel Kreye (contrib.); Antoinette Linton (contrib.); Sandra Lucia Osorio (contrib.); Laura Luna (contrib.); Carlos LópezLeiva (contrib.); Twanelle Majors (contrib.); Adam Masaki Joy (contrib.); Allison Mattheis (contrib.); Jennifer Meadows (contrib.); Schetema Nealy (contrib.); Dixon Perey (contrib.); Sarah Roberts (contrib.); Jeff Sapp (contrib.); Janessa Schilmoeller (contrib.); Neal Strudler (contrib.); Antoinette Linton Tilley-Lubbs (contrib.); Brian Trinh (contrib.); Jeremy Yoder (contrib.)
Imprint: Lexington Books
In The Press
Enlightening teachers, families and communities about the intersection of Multicultural Education and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has become increasingly important in today’s technology driven society. Given the fact that our societies are becoming more diverse culturally and racially, and technological, this volume provides relevant knowledge and current practices involving the successful implementation of multicultural STEM PK-12 curriculum transformations. The authors emphasize practical and theoretical approaches on transforming mainstream and Eurocentric STEM curriculum to multicultural curriculum. This volume provides perspectives that are clearly missing in PK-12 STEM literature.
The timely, innovative and important contributions by the authors answer fundamental questions about what is happening in PK-12 education on transforming STEM content that is more inclusive and representative of multicultural STEM curriculum so that all students benefit, and not just a few.
About The Author
Christine Clark is professor and senior scholar for multicultural education and founding vice president for diversity and inclusion at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Amanda VandeHei is assistant professor of literacy in the School of Education at Nevada State College.
Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner is the Shirley B. Barton Endowed associate professor of education and director of the Higher Education Administration Program at Louisiana State University.
Zaid M. Haddad is assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies & curriculum and instruction and a member of the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching at the University of Texas, San Antonio.