Every day college and university faculty ask themselves the question, 'How can we become more effective teachers of a culturally diverse student body?' This book provides the most comprehensive and useful answer that I have ever read. Drawing upon years of experience and research with students from various cultural backgrounds, Wlodkowski and Ginsberg offer faculty a remarkable integration of theory and practicefull of the kinds of insights and strategies they can use today.
Michael Nettles, professor, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan
Raymond J. Wlodkowski and Margery B. Ginsberg combine their respective expertise in motivation and multiculturalism to go beyond the usual rhetoric on promoting diversity, offering real-world guidance and suggestions for successful teaching in today's changing classroom environment.
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About the Author
Raymond J. Wlodkowski is a licensed psychologist and an award-winning teacher. The author and coauthor of numerous books on the topics of motivation and learning, he currently serves as professor in the School for Professional Studies and is the director of the Center for the Study of Accelerated Learning at Regis University in Denver, Colorado.
Margery B. Ginsberg is an educational researcher, author, and consultant. She currently advises states and school districts on designing and implementing comprehensive school reform. Ginsberg's work integrates student and teacher motivation as the basis for transformation. She has developed comprehensive school improvement initiatives throughout the United Stated, and in Japan and Germany.
Table of ContentsUnderstanding Relationships Between Culture and Motivation to Learn.
Implementing a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.
A. Facilitating Equitable Discussions Within the Multicultural Classroom.
B. Cooperative Lesson Worksheet.
C. Evaluator Assessment.
D. Evaluative Descriptors for Narrative Assessment.