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Launch of the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education

  • Milbank Chapel
  • 4/18/2013, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Launch of the encyclopedia of diversity in education

James banks
The Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education, edited by James A. Banks, is the most comprehensive reference work related to diversity published to date. It contains 700 articles written by noted scholars in the United States and around the world. In the book launch of this publication, the editor of the volume as well as several of the scholars on the faculty of TC who contributed to the Encyclopedia will discuss key issues in diversity that are based on the articles they wrote for the Encyclopedia. The topics discussed by the TC faculty members will include diversity as it relates to social studies education, teacher preparation and early childhood education, online assessment, mathematics teacher preparation, and culturally anchored liberal education.

Opening Remarks

Thomas James, Provost, Teachers College, Columbia University



Introduction to the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. James A. Banks, Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies and Founding Director, Center for Multicultural Education, University of Washington, Seattle


Social Studies Education and Diversity. Anand R. Marri, Associate Professor of Social Studies & Education, Teachers College, Columbia University


Teacher Preparation for Diversity in Early Childhood Education. Celia Genishi, Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University


Online Assessment and Diverse Learners. Gary Natriello, Gottesman Professor of Educational Research, Teachers College, Columbia University


Mathematics, Teacher Preparation for Diversity. Erica Walker, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, Teachers College, Columbia University


Culturally Anchored Liberal Education. Anna Neumann, Professor of Higher Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

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