Learning to Teach for Social Justice / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807742082
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 2/25/2002
  • Series: Multicultural Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Preface: We Wish We Could Teach Like Our Eyes Can See
1 Learning to Teach for Social Justice 1
Pt. I What Is Diversity? 9
2 What Is Diversity? 13
3 Acknowledging Diversity in the Classroom 18
4 Swimming Against the Mainstream: Examining Cultural Assumptions in the Classroom 22
5 From the Margins to the Center: Reconstructing the Canon in Social Studies Curriculum 30
Pt. II Does Who We Are Influence How We Teach? 39
6 Survey Says ...: Can White Teachers Effectively Teach Students of Color? 43
7 Finding Myself in My Students: A Step Toward Transforming Social Dynamics in the Classroom 52
8 Idealism Meets Reality 59
9 The Big Lesson 66
10 Watching Words and Managing Multiple Identities 71
11 Whose Rally Comes First? 79
Pt. III Who Are Our Students and What Do They Need? 89
12 Depending on Success 93
13 "I Ain't Doin' That": Why "Doing Good in School" Can Be So Hard 103
14 Navigating a New World: The Development of an Immigrant Student in an American Middle School 116
15 Drop Out or Push Out? Succeeding in Spite of the System 128
16 Beyond Cultural Relevance 139
Pt. IV What Is the Problem and What Can We Do About It? 149
17 Finding the Right Track 153
18 To Track or Not to Track: That It Still a Question 163
19 Unity and Division: Working Through the Issues of Equity in School Reform 171
20 Checking In: Bridging Differences by Building Community 184
21 Wanted: Teachers with Conciencia 192
22 Educating a Profession for Equitable Practice 201
References 213
About the Editors and Contributors 217
Index 221
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