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Teach! Change! Empower!: Solutions for Closing the Achievement Gaps / Edition 1

by Carl A. Grant
 

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ISBN-10: 1412976499

ISBN-13: 9781412976497

Pub. Date: 08/25/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Carl Grant, a leading authority on multicultural education, offers a constructive action plan to help teachers affirm and support their students' diverse individual and group identities while simultaneously developing pedagogies that will enable them to close the achievement gap.

Teach! Change! Empower! introduces a step-by-step change process-from

Overview

Carl Grant, a leading authority on multicultural education, offers a constructive action plan to help teachers affirm and support their students' diverse individual and group identities while simultaneously developing pedagogies that will enable them to close the achievement gap.

Teach! Change! Empower! introduces a step-by-step change process-from acknowledging the need for change to implementation of change-and presents a model for creating schools that are:

  • Places where students can have significant achievements
  • Culturally relevant environments for students
  • Places where power is used to promote caring communities

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412976497
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Pages:
139
Sales rank:
1,162,897
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Getting the Most out of the Book
Part 1. The Harder Work of Teaching
1. The Achievement Gap
What is the Achievement Gap and Why Must It Be Eliminated?
The Multiplicity and Intersectionality of Gaps
Effects of the Academic Achievement Gap
Action Plan 1: Revisiting the Struggle for Closing the Achievement Gap with Fresh Eyes
2. Diversity and Power
Diversity
Affirming Diversity
All Teachers Need to Learn about Diversity
Power in the Context of Change
Where is Power in Your School?
Action Plan 2: Affirming Diversity in Your Classroom & Power Structures in Society
3. Caring With Socio-Political Consciousness
Becoming Socially Critical
Fostering a Caring Community Among Students
Action Plan 3: Caring with Socio-Political Consciousness
4. Acknowledging the Change/Transition: Step One
Mobility and Change: A New and Different Time
Multiple Teacher Roles & Change
Changing the Markers of Achievement
Action Plan 4: Goals for Change
5. Reacting to Change/Transition: Step Two
Strong Feeling and Mixed Emotions
Searching to Connect With Student Knowledge and Experiences
Nervous Reactions to Racism and Other “Ism”s
Reactions are Influenced by Context and Settings
New Teachers Need Help
Action Plan 5: Reacting to the Change - Confronting Our Biases and Conditioning
6. Investigating the Change/Transition: Self Investigation - Step Three
Teacher Multicultural Attitude Survey (TMAS)
Knowledge of Self: Self-Understanding and Self-Acceptance
Multicultural Personality for Affirming Diversity
Teacher Personal Dispositions Toward Diversity
Knowledge About the School Community
Attitudes and Dispositions of Teachers Who Work to Close the Achievement Gaps
Reflection 6.4
Action Plan 6: Self-Investigation
7. Investigating the Change/Transition: Program Investigation
The Achievement Reform Movement
Action Plan 7: Program Investigation
8. Implementing Change: Step Four
Knowledge Base for Closing the Achievement Gaps
Knowledge of Curricular Content: A Strong Subject Matter Base
Knowledge About Teaching: Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Pedagogical Skills for Closing the Achievement Gaps
Teacher Pedagogical Skills Survey
Reflective Skills
Action Plan 8: Teacher Knowledge About Content and Pedagogy
Part 3. Change/Solutions in Practice
9. Cultural Competence
Culturally Relevant Curriculum
Reflection 9.3
Action Plan 9: Cultural Competence and Culturally Relevant Teaching
10. Change/Solution in Practice: Four Examples
Conclusion
References
Index

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