James A. Banks, Peter Cookson, Geneva Gay, Willis D. Hawley, Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Sonia Nieto and Walter G. Stephan
2000/24 pp.


What do we know about education and diversity and how do we know it? This two-part question guided the Multicultural Education Consensus Panel that was sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington and the Common Destiny Alliance at the University of Maryland. Diversity Within Unity is the product of a four-year project during which the Panel reviewed and synthesized research related to diversity. The panel was supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and chaired by James A. Banks. The 12 major findings of the panel, which are called essential principles, constitute this publication. It also contains a Checklist designed to be used by educational practitioners to determine the extent to which their institutions and environments are consistent with the essential principles.

The 12 principles in Diversity Within Unity provide clear directions for educators who are dealing with issues related to diversity and

* Teacher professional development

* Student learning

* Intergroup relations

* School governance, organization, and equity; and

* Assessment

It also contains an extensive and helpful Bibliography on new and informative resources.

Copies of Diversity Within Unity are available from the Center for Multicultural Education. Price: 1 to 9 copies, $12.00 each; 10 or more copies, $10.00 each. Prices are inclusive of taxes and postage. Checks or purchase orders should be made to the University of Washington. Click here for order form.

Diversity Within Unity(Please limit to downloading only one copy).