Building Racial and Cultural Competence in the Classroom: Strategies for Urban Educators / Edition 1

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In this compelling anthology, a diverse group of experienced teacher educators and practicing teachers tackle the impact of race and culture on teaching and learning. Sharing their personal experiences, research, and reflections, they focus on the connections among teacher quality, teacher preparation, and the achievement gap for African Americans and other children of color. They address ways that teachers can assess and enhance their own racial and cultural competence and in so doing better educate their students, especially in inner-city schools.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807748619
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 4/12/2008
  • Series: Practitioner Inquiry Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Setting the Stage Karen Manheim Teel Teel, Karen Manheim Jennifer E. Obidah Obidah, Jennifer E. 1

2 Racial and Cultural Competence and the Adaptive Unconscious Ann Berlak Berlak, Ann 12

3 Being a Black Latino: Understanding the Significance of Racial/Ethnic Identification in Racial and Cultural Competence Edward Fergus Fergus, Edward 28

4 Storytelling About Racial and Cultural Competence with a Focus on Multiculturalism Carl A. Grant Grant, Carl A. 43

5 How Best to Develop Preservice Teachers' Racial and Cultural Competencies: Reflections on Pedagogy and Practice in the University Classroom Jennifer E. Obidah Obidah, Jennifer E. 55

6 Standing on the Rock: An African American Educator's Professional Development Kimberly Mayfield Mayfield, Kimberly 69

7 Learning to Become a Racially and Culturally Competent Ally Christine Sleeter Sleeter, Christine 82

8 Makin' It Real: Rethinking Racial and Cultural Competence in Urban Classrooms Tarika Barrett Barrett, Tarika Pedro A. Noguera Noguera, Pedro A. 97

9 Visions of Teachers Leaving No More Children Behind Jeffrey M. R. Duncan-Andrade Duncan-Andrade, Jeffrey M. R. 111

10 Going Beyond the Classroom: Activism as Racial and Cultural Competence Kitty Kelly Epstein Epstein, Kitty Kelly 127

11 A White Educator's Ongoing Journey: Toward Racial and Cultural Competence Karen Manheim Teel Teel, Karen Manheim 136

12 Advice from the "Black Racist" Sekani Moyenda Moyenda, Sekani 152

Epilogue Karen Manheim Teel Teel, Karen Manheim Jennifer E. Obidah Obidah, Jennifer E. 164

Index 175

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