Controversies in the Classroom: A Radical Teacher Reader

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Controversies in the Classroom features the most important and exciting writing from the past 15 years of Radical Teacher magazine. This is a must read for all teachers who are committed to creative pedagogy and social justice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807749111
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 9/21/2008
  • Series: Teaching for Social Justice Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword William C. Ayers Therese Quinn xi

Foreword Deborah Meier xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction 1

Part I Teaching About War

1 Whose Terrorism? Bill Bigelow 9

2 Can Vietnam Awaken Us Again? Teaching the Literature of the Vietnam War H. Bruce Franklin 22

3 Dialogues About 9/11, the Media, and Race: Lessons from a Secondary Classroom Rita Verma 29

Part II Teaching About Globalization

4 What Is Globalization? Arthur MacEwan 43

5 Sweating the Small Stuff: Mickey, Michael, and the Global Sweatshop Maria Sweeney Marjorie Feld 53

6 Planting Seeds of Solidarity Bob Peterson 61

Part III Teaching About Race, Ethnicity, and Language

7 Revisiting the Struggle for Integration Michelle Fine Bernadette Anand 73

8 A High School Class on Race and Racism Lawrence Blum 83

9 Naming and Interrogating Our English-Only Legacy Lilia I. Bartolome Pepi Leistyna 97

Part IV Teaching About Gender and Sexualities

10 Teaching and Learning Through Desire, Crisis, and Difference: Perverted Reflections on Anti-oppressive Education Kevin K. Kumashiro 113

11 Bridging Multicultural Education: Bringing Sexual Orientation into the Children's and Young Adult Literature Classrooms Patti Capel Swartz 126

12 Nuns, Midwives, and Witches: Women's Studies in the Elementary Classroom Sarah Napier 136

Part V Threats to Public Education: Testing, Tracking, and Privatization

13 Leaving Public Education Behind Stan Karp 145

14 "I Plan to Be Somebody": The Absence of Tracking Is a Deeply Radical Idea Nancy Barnes 150

15 After Katrina: Tales from a Chartered School Classroom Nicole Polier 161

Epilogue: Paulo Freire: On Hope Kathleen Weiler167

About the Editors and the Contributors 175

Index 179

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