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Perspectives on Human Differences: Selected Readings on Diversity in America / Edition 1

Perspectives on Human Differences: Selected Readings on Diversity in America / Edition 1

by Kent L. KoppelmanKent L. Koppelman
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This engaging anthology of essays and short stories explores important–and sometimes provocative–issues of human diversity from multiple perspectives. Perspectives on Diversity: Selected Readings offers accessible readings from unique personal voices, many of which relate specifically to the concerns of teachers. With its varied contributors including teachers, scientists, fiction writers, feminists, journalists, historians, sociologists, teacher educators, psychologists, linguists, and community organizers (including one who was elected President of the United States) this book emphasizes hopeful and practical strategies for addressing challenging issues. It will give readers an opportunity to explore truths about the diverse human experience, from both the past and present, for a brighter future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780137145034
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/03/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kent Koppelman is the author of Understanding Differences: Multicultural Education for a Diverse America and Values in the Key of Life. After retiring in 2007, he received an award from Iowa State University for his career achievements. Kent is currently working on a book on American attitudes toward diversity and pluralism.

Table of Contents


Section 1: Differences, Conflicts and Resolutions

Section 2: The Construction of Personal Identity in a Diverse Society

Section 3: Perspectives on the Immigrant Experience and Nativism

Section 4: Challenges for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse People

Section 5: Perspectives on Religious Diversity and Intolerance

Section 6: Perspectives on Race and Confronting Racism

Section 7: Perspectives on Classism and its Consequences

Section 8: People with Disabilities: Facing Barriers, Finding Allies

Section 9: Perspectives on Sex Role Stereotypes and Sexism

Section 10: Perspectives on Sexual Orientation and Heterosexism

Section 11: Multicultural Education in American Schools

Section 12: Pluralistic Responses to the Diversity of American Society

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