The School Administrator

May 1999The New MulticulturalismSeven commentaries on dealing with diversity today

Features

  • The Contradictions of Diversity

    by PAUL D. HOUSTON


    AASA's executive director provides his perspective on this collection of articles by seven experts on multiculturalism.

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  • Multicultural Education in the New Century

    by JAMES A. BANKS


    One of the foremost experts on multicultural education argues that research can rebut critics of the movement. James Banks is professor and director of the Center for Multicultural Education, University of Washington, Seattle.

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  • The Accelerating Change of American Diversity

    by CARLOS E. CORTÉS


    Three aspects of the changing student composition have ramifications for public schools. Carlos Cortés is a professor emeritus of history at the University of California, Riverside.

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  • Confronting the Challenge of Diversity

    by PEDRO A. NOGUERA

    Educators should seize the opportunity to reap the benefits of our society's pluralism, not view diversity as a problem. Pedro Noguera is an associate professor of social and cultural studies at University of California, Berkeley.

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  • Multicultural Illiteracy

    by SANDRA STOTSKY


    Few positives will come from an education system that freezes stereotypes in place, a Harvard researcher contends. Sandra Stotsky is a research associate with the Philosophy of Education Research Center at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Mass.

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  • The Pitfalls of Selecting Diversity Consultants

    by SAMUEL BETANCES

    When school leaders turn to outside experts, the last thing you want is someone to fuel negative tensions. Samuel Betances is a senior consultant with Souder, Betances and Associates, Chicago, Ill.

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  • Color Blind or Color Conscious?

    by BEVERLY DANIEL TATUM


    The relevancy of school may be tied to acknowledging and addressing adolescents' racial and ethnic identities. Beverly Daniel Tatum is dean of the college and professor of psychology and education at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.

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  • What Does It Mean to Affirm Diversity?

    by SONIA NIETO

    Five realities about creating effective schools for students of all backgrounds. Sonia Nieto is a professor of language, literacy and culture at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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    N. Gerry House by JAY P. GOLDMAN


    Superintendent, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, Tenn.


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    Departments

    Focus

    Three Models for Portfolio Evaluation of Principals by CATHERINE EGGLESTON HACKNEY



    senior consultant, Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory, Aurora, Colo.

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    Intervening With School Staffs in Trouble by R. STEPHEN RASMUSSEN and JANICE L. WATSON



    Superintendent, Franklin Pierce School District, Tacoma, Wash. and Janice L. Watson, assistant superintendent

     

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    Making Parents' Opinions Count by JAMES O. FLEMING and MARIE OTTO



    Superintendent, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, Placentia, Calif., and Marie Otto, president, Marie Otto Associates

     

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