One Size Does Not Fit All: Diversity in the Classroom

One Size Does Not Fit All: Diversity in the Classroom


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One Size Does Not Fit All: Diversity in the Classroom by Randy Howe

First hand stories by teachers for teachers on one of the most difficult topics to teach: diversity According to recent surveys, almost half of all students belong to a minority group, and that number is increasing yearly. Coping with the challenges associated with diversity and dealing with others in a sensitive and appropriate manner can be one of the more difficult aspects of teaching. Although much has changed in the landscape of diversity, there is still a long way to go both in and out of the classroom. Educating students on how to be culturally aware is invariably a challenge and a sensitive process in its own right. One Size Does Not Fit All addresses many of the challenges of diversity education by offering sage advice from teachers. With a wonderful mixture of voices and points of view, from big cities to small towns, these stories of how teachers have dealt with this very sensitive topic will provide a reassuring guide to fellow educators. Stories range from those about students with strong cultural identities, to stories of how teachers handle issues of sexual orientation, religion, and world conflicts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607141150
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
Publication date: 06/29/2010
Series: Kaplan Voices: Teachers Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Randy Howe received his Masters of Professional Studies in Special Education from Manhattanville College and his administrative certification from Teachers College at Columbia University as a part of the Future School Administrators Academy. He is the author of two books and writes a weekly philosophy article for McGraw-Hill's Higher Education.

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