Becoming Multicultural Educators: Personal Journey Toward Professional Agency / Edition 1by Geneva Gay
Pub. Date: 04/18/2003
One of the most daunting tasks facing teachers today is learning how to work with students from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds. Teachers are eager to improve their skills, but good multicultural teaching cannot be learned in a single education course or in-service workshop. It is something that evolves over time as a teacher accumulates
One of the most daunting tasks facing teachers today is learning how to work with students from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds. Teachers are eager to improve their skills, but good multicultural teaching cannot be learned in a single education course or in-service workshop. It is something that evolves over time as a teacher accumulates critical self-awareness, cultural knowledge, and teaching skills.
To help both new and seasoned teachers to become more effective with their students from diverse backgrounds, Becoming Multicultural Educators edited by Geneva Gay, offers fourteen compelling stories from different regions, cultures, ethnic groups, and stages of professional and personal growth in developing multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills. One contributing author declares community participation and social activism are the keys to his professional growth. For another, multicultural understanding comes when she learns to unveil the masks of insidious negative stereotypes. Through these stories, we share their struggles as these educators come to understand diversity among ethnic groups and cultures, resolve conflicts between curricul ar and multicultural goals, and find authentic models and mentors for their students. But most important, we learn how this laudatory group of educators has come to realize that they need to know themselves if they are to truly know their students.
Well-grounded in education theory, Becoming Multicultural Educators is both personal and inspiring. This is the book that will help teachers, and those who prepare them, blossom as educators and human beings.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Planting Seeds to Harvest Fruits (Geneva Gay).
2. We Make the Road by Walking (John Ambrosio).
3. Crystallizing My Multicultural Education Core (Carolyn W. Jackson).
4. Conversations with Transformative Encounters (Audra L. Gray).
5. Making and Breaking Ethnic Masks (Jeannine E. Dingus).
6. Steppin’ Up and Representin’ (Kipchoge N. Kirkland).
7. Clearing Pathways for Children to Go Forth (S. Purcell Woodard).
8. Professional Actions Echo Personal Experiences (Chia-lin Huang).
9. Unifying Mind and Soul Through Cultural Knowledge and Self-Education (Patricia Espiritu Halagao).
10 Hanging Out with Ethnic Others (Mei-ying Chen).
11 Footsteps in the Dancing Zone (Mary Stone Hanley).
12 From Color Blindness to Cultural Vision (Laura Kay Neuwirth).
13 Navigating Marginality: Searching for My Own Truth (Yukari Takimoto Amos).
14 Teaching Them Through Who They Are (Terri L. Hackett).
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