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Visiting Washington, D.C.
Session Type: Symposium
The purpose of this symposium is to engage in a discourse about the 40 years of research and scholarship of Dr. James A. Banks, the father of Multicultural Education. Specifically, this symposium, as planned by Dr. Banks’ current and former students will celebrate and discuss his work as well as provide interactive discussions about ways his work can inform civic participation and organized action. Four papers, authored by his students, illuminate the evolution of the work of Dr. Banks including (1) Black Studies, (2) the birthing of multicultural education, (3) the canon debate, knowledge construction and multicultural education, and (4) global citizenship.
Division G - Social Context of Education / Division G - Section 2: Education in Mulitcultural Contexts Within and Across Subject Areas
The Early Years, Black Self-Concept, and the Recognition of Black Life, Culture, and Contributions - Tyrone C. Howard, University of California - Los Angeles
A Diagnostic Shift: How Banks’s Knowledge Typology Gave Voice to Multicultural Education Theory, Research, and Practice - Dennis Lance Rudnick, Indiana University - IUPUI; Konstantine Kyriacopoulos, University of North Carolina - Wilmington
Multicultural Education in the United States and United Kingdom in the 1980s: The Role of Interest Convergence - Lauri Johnson, Boston College; Limarys Caraballo, Queens College - CUNY
Multicultural Education in the Light of Global Citizenship: Continuing the Legacy and Struggle - Tao Wang, University of Washington - Seattle; Yiting Chu, University of Washington