An Educational Psychology of Methods in Multicultural Education

by Christopher Thao Vang (Author)
Textbook XXVIII, 361 Pages


The United States of America is a multilingual and multicultural nation made up of people of culturally, economically, religiously, and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Designed to appeal to all educators, this book was written to help prospective educators address socio-cultural questions, ideas, issues, and curiosities they encounter in multicultural education. Differences in race, ethnicity, culture, religion, social class, and socio-economic status call for comprehensive multicultural education—not only for students, but also for teachers. Today’s pre-service and in-service educators—teachers, administrators, parents, and teacher candidates—need to understand how students of various cultures feel, learn, understand, and behave in elementary and secondary schools as well as how these students adjust and adapt to the mainstream society in the communities where they live. The information in this book will guide educators in exploring the socio-cultural issues of cultural diversity and multiculturalism.


ISBN (eBook)
Publication date
2011 (March)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2010. XXVIII, 361 pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Christopher Thao Vang (Author)

Christopher Thao Vang is an associate professor of teacher education at California State University, Stanislaus. Dr. Vang teaches courses in methods in multilingual education, the foundation of education in a diverse society, health and science methodology, and classroom management and professional practices. In addition to seven children’s books in Hmong and English, a handbook for Hmong parents written in Hmong, and many professional and refereed articles on multicultural issues and instructional approaches, Dr. Vang has written more than 90 online articles to educate the Hmong-American community on a variety of issues.


Title: An Educational Psychology of Methods in Multicultural Education