I attended an amazing AERA Presidential Session with James Banks, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Sonia Nieto, and Christine Sleeter on the Dimensions of Multicultural Education - 20 Years Later. One of the best takeaways was learning about this review of research on ethnic studies programs by Christine Sleeter (commissioned by the NEA).
NEA - New Business Item (NBI) 2010-3 Report: Academic and Social Value of Ethnic Studies: Research Review
Both students of color and White students have been found to benefit academically as well as socially from ethnic studies. Rather than being non-academic, well-planned ethnic studies curricula are oft...