The Biracial and Multiracial Student Experience: A Journey to Racial Literacy
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The Biracial and Multiracial Student Experience: A Journey to Racial Literacy

by Bonnie M. Davis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412975069

ISBN-13: 9781412975063

Pub. Date: 06/29/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

What does it mean to be "in between"?

As more biracial and multiracial students enter the classroom, educators have begun to critically examine the concept of race. Through compelling student and teacher narratives, best-selling author Bonnie M. Davis gives voice to a frequently mislabeled and misunderstood segment of the population. Filled with research-based

Overview

What does it mean to be "in between"?

As more biracial and multiracial students enter the classroom, educators have begun to critically examine the concept of race. Through compelling student and teacher narratives, best-selling author Bonnie M. Davis gives voice to a frequently mislabeled and misunderstood segment of the population. Filled with research-based instructional strategies and reflective questions, the book supports readers in examining

The meaning of race, difference, and ethnicity

How mixed-identity students develop racial identities

How to adjust instruction to demonstrate cultural proficiency

Complex questions to help deepen understanding of bi-and multiracial experiences, white privilege, and the history of race in the U.S.

This sensitively written yet practical guide fills a gap in the professional literature by examining the experiences of biracial and multiracial students in the context of today's classrooms. The author calls upon readers to take a transformational journey toward racial literacy and ultimately become empowered by a real understanding of what it means to be biracial or multiracial and enable all students to experience increased self-confidence and believe in their ability to succeed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412975063
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/29/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

About the Author viii

Prologue x

1 Beginning the Journey 1

2 What Is Race? 14

3 What Are You? 31

4 What Are the Challenges for Multiracial Students? 50

5 How Mixed-Identity Students Develop Racial Identities 66

6 Reaching Out to Other Professionals to Learn What I Don't Know 77

7 The Impact of Skin Color 87

8 Parent Voices 97

9 A Call to Action: Culturally Proficient Suggestions and Strategies 113

10 Future Voices 127

11 The Journey's End and Next Steps 139

Selected Bibliography 142

Index 144

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