What's Really Said in the Teachers' Lounge: Provocative Ideas About Cultures and Classrooms / Edition 1

What's Really Said in the Teachers' Lounge: Provocative Ideas About Cultures and Classrooms / Edition 1

by Jeffrey A. Kottler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803963386

ISBN-13: 9780803963382

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Jeffrey A Kottler states that multiculturalism has become so politically correct that authentic feelings and honest opinions are reserved and limited to the teachers' lounge. What is described as sensitivity to diversity is often transformed into a degree of caution in which people no longer say what they really think. In this book, Kottler presents an honest,

Overview

Jeffrey A Kottler states that multiculturalism has become so politically correct that authentic feelings and honest opinions are reserved and limited to the teachers' lounge. What is described as sensitivity to diversity is often transformed into a degree of caution in which people no longer say what they really think. In this book, Kottler presents an honest, intimate, and provocative look at issues related to culture, and suggests ways in which teachers can make their classroom more vibrant and culturally responsive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803963382
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Cultural Awareness Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: CONCEPTUAL PROVOCATIONS
Your Culture Is Showing
Climate of Political Correctness
Just How Different Are We, Anyway?
Some Cultural Misunderstandings
Beauty and Grace in School Rituals - with Richard Powell
Teaching As If You Were an Anthropologist
PART TWO: PURPOSEFUL ACTIONS
Being and Doing Things Differently in the Classroom - with Ellen Kottler
Narrative Approaches to Culture and Learning - with Gerald Monk
Internationalizing the Classroom - with Elaine Jarchow
What Matters Most

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