A. Banks is the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies
and Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University
of Washington, Seattle.. He is a past president of the American
Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Council
for the Social Studies (NCSS). He was a Spencer Fellow at the Center
for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford during
the 2005-2006 academic year. He is a member of the National Academy
of Education. Professor Banks is a specialist in multicultural education
and in social studies education and has written many articles, chapters,
and books in these fields.His books include Teaching Strategies
for Ethnic Studies,
Cultural Diversity and Education: Foundations, Curriculum and Teaching,
Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives, and
Race, Culture, and Education: The Selected Works of James A.
Banks. Professor Banks is the editor of the Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education (Jossey-Bass) and the "Multicultural
Education Series" of books published by Teachers College Press,
Columbia University. Professor Banks holds honorary doctorates from five colleges and universities and The UCLA Medal from the University of California, Los Angeles, the University's highest honor. In 2005, Professor
delivered the 29th Annual Faculty Lecture at the University of Washington,
the highest honor given to a professor at the University (Click here
to view the lecture online).
In Fall, 2007, he was the Tisch Distinguished Visiting Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.
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