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Veteran teacher Julie Landsman leads the reader through a day of teaching and reflection about her work with high school students who are from a variety of cultures. She speaks honestly about issues of race, poverty, institutional responsibility, and white privilege by engaging the reader in the experiences of a day in the classroom with some of her remarkable students. Throughout the day, we meet bigotry head-on, struggle with questions of racial identity, and find cultural conflict in the corridors of the school building. Along the way, we come face to face with Tyrone, a young African-American student grappling with the realities of discrimination in suburbia. We encounter Sheila, a teenage mother struggling to raise her baby in poverty, and we get to know Sarah, a white girl living on the streets of Minneapolis. Through the author's eyes, we begin to understand the complexities of teaching in today's society and we learn within the pages of this book, if only just for a moment, what it feels like to be the other.
Part 1 Introduction Our Changing World: A Cause for Celebration Chapter 2 1 Before School: What I Bring Chapter 3 2 Waiting for First Hour Chapter 4 3 First Hour: Recognizing Oneself Chapter 5 4 Second Hour: History and Literature Chapter 6 5 Third Hour: Student Voices as the Center of the Class Chapter 7 6 Lunch Hour: Students' Lives Chapter 8 7 Fourth Hour: Connections Chapter 9 8 Interlude: Twenty-Four Seven Chapter 10 9 Fifth Hour: Representing Chapter 11 10 My White Power World Chapter 12 11 Sixth Hour: Expectations Chapter 13 12 After School: Training Teachers Chapter 14 13 At Night: Community Chapter 15 14 Living in Different Worlds Chapter 16 15 Celebrations at School Chapter 17 16 Celebrations at Home Chapter 18 17 Resistance: The Power of White Activism Part 19 Epilogue Part 20 A Final Note to My Readers Part 21 References Part 22 Acknowlegments Part 23 About the Author
Posted October 16, 2001
I found this book to be full of the standard pap that people have come to expect from educators who don't teach. I was disappointed that race is only addressed to provide victimhood ammunition for years to come.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 15, 2001
This book opens the doors for readers, be they future teachers, retired teachers, teachers, etc, to experience in what Julie Landsman finds joy. Her story based on her life experiences is open to the public and she uses herself as her examples. She also uses students to portray attitudes, feelings, and success once given a chance. She describes in detail knowing well what the stereotypes are and attempts to break them. Her fear is that she creates new stereotypes. It is an easy read. It is a heartfelt read. It talks about a revolution!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 27, 2008
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