We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multicultural Schools, Revised / Edition 2

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With lively stories and compelling analysis, Gary Howard takes his readers on a journey of personal and professional transformation. From his 25 years of experience as a multicultural educator, he looks deeply into the mirror of his own racial identity to discover what it means to be a culturally competent White teacher in racially diverse schools. Inspired by his extensive travel and collaboration with students and colleagues from many different cultures, We Can't Teach What We Don't Know offers a healing vision for the future of education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807746653
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Series: Multicultural Education Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 150,610
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

1 White man dancing : a story of personal transformation 13
2 White dominance and the weight of the West 29
3 Decoding the dominance paradigm 53
4 White educators and the river of change 69
5 Mapping the journey of white identity development 87
6 Ways of being white : a practitioner's approach to multicultural growth 101
7 White teachers and school reform : toward a transformationist pedagogy 117
8 Our unfinished work : white educators and La Tierra Transformativa 137
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    This books RIPS into any white teachers. This man spews garbage

    This books RIPS into any white teachers. This man spews garbage based on his "visions" he had in the 1970's. Teachers are being FORCED to read this and repent their racist methods of teaching. This book is perfect for a fire when you've run out of wood. Unfortunately there was no rating lower than a one star. Trust me taking any time to read his reverse racist trash will infuriate you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    This book is awesome! I think that anyone should read it but anyone in the education field should absolutely read.

    It show the importance of race, social class, and status. It helps to open people's eyes to see that their is a problem with the educational system and the population at large and that we need to o something about.

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    Posted January 4, 2013

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