International Perspectives on Methods of Improving Education Focusing on the Quality of Diversity

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Ten essays penned by education professionals in the U.S. explore issues of racism and diversity in schools and in school reform. One wonders how the term "international" got into the title, because the topics also seem to be U.S.- focused, including the impact of teacher attrition rates on diversity, the use of community resources for diversity training, a Latina's college teaching experience in a largely White community, and Black women as change agents in teacher education. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., ...
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Overview

Ten essays penned by education professionals in the U.S. explore issues of racism and diversity in schools and in school reform. One wonders how the term "international" got into the title, because the topics also seem to be U.S.- focused, including the impact of teacher attrition rates on diversity, the use of community resources for diversity training, a Latina's college teaching experience in a largely White community, and Black women as change agents in teacher education. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Foreword
1 Educating for Diversity: The Controversy Around Black History 1
2 Womanist Traditions: Black Women as Change Agents in Teacher Education 15
3 Making a Difference through Multicultural Education 37
4 How Teacher Attrition Rate Affects Student Success and Diversity 43
5 Using Empowerment to Teach Pre-service teachers to Think Critically 51
6 High Achieving Students of Color Speak 57
7 Diverse perspectives on a School University partnership: Seeking Excellence at the Middle Level 91
8 Elephant in the Classroom: Racism in School Reform 113
9 Preparing New Teachers for Diversity Utilizing Community Resources 157
10 Importing the Rainbow: A Latina's First College Teaching Experience in the Whitest State in the Nation 165
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