Becoming an effective educator in a diverse society involves more than acquiring information; rather, it is a process of personal growth and introspection. Straight Talk: Growing as Multicultural Educators is a unique text in that it engages readers in reflecting about their own taken-for-granted assumptions about human differences. Readers are encouraged to think about their personal journeys and the ways in which their cultural experiences have shaped who they are, both as individuals and as educators. Practical information on implementing equitable school practices is embedded within a larger philosophical framework that explores social forces such as white privilege, socioeconomic stratification, and cultural hegemony.
About the Author
The Author: Rebecca Powell is Professor of Graduate Education at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky. She is the author of Literacy as a Moral Imperative: Facing the Challenges of a Pluralistic Society.