This book can be used in preservice teacher education as well as undergraduate and graduate courses-in courses designed to give broad coverage to multicultural issues and topics and in courses emphasizing the implementation of effective practices. Ideal for K-12 multicultural and multilingual classroom settings, this comprehensive book is the only one of its kind to approach multicultural education by integrating context, process, and content. It uses the tripartite perspective to examine the impact of social and cultural factors on teaching and learning, to help teachers better understand multicultural education, and to effect changes that foster excellence and equity in their own schools and classrooms. It presents a vision of what education in a democratic nation should be for all students, along with concrete strategies and techniques to make the vision a reality. Written from an educational perspective, the book provides an exceptional balance of contemporary theory, research, and practice.