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Understanding Human Differences: Multicultural Education for a Diverse America / Edition 4

Understanding Human Differences: Multicultural Education for a Diverse America / Edition 4

by Kent L. Koppelman
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Students develop conceptual understanding about complex and emotionally-charged issues of diversity in today's world. The authors use clear examples, lucid language, and engaging activities to involve students in thinking through fundamental ideas that ground their understanding of diversity. Authors investigate three converging elements in their examination of human differences: individual attitudes and behaviors, cultural expectations, and institutional policies and practices. This examination provides the basis for the conceptual organization of the text. Race, class, gender, and diversity. Multicultural Education/Diversity as well as General Education courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900132824896
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 03/06/2013
Series: New 2013 Curriculum & Instruction Titles Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kent L. Koppelman is the author and editor of several books in the field of multicultural issues and diversity, among them Values in the Key of Life (Baywood Publishing, 2000), a book of essays on diversity and moral issues; Understanding Human Differences (Pearson, 2020); and The Great Diversity Debate (Teachers College Press, 2012). Dr. Koppelman is professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Table of Contents

  1. Understanding Ourselves and Others: Clarifying Values and Language
  2. Understanding Prejudice and Its Causes
  3. Communication, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution
  4. Immigration and Oppression: The Assault on Cultural and Language Diversity
  5. Race and Oppression: The Experiences of People of Color
  6. Religion and Oppression: The Struggle for Religious Freedom
  7. Rejecting Oppressive Relationships: The Logic of Cultural Pluralism for a Diverse Society
  8. Racism: Confronting a Legacy of White Domination in America
  9. Classism: Misperceptions and Myths About Income, Wealth, and Poverty
  10. Sexism: Where the Personal Becomes Political
  11. Heterosexism: Challenging the Heterosexism Assumption
  12. Ableism: Disability Does Not Mean Inability
  13. Pluralism in Schools: The Promise of Multicultural Education
  14. Pluralism in Society: Creating Unity in a Diverse America

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Understanding Human Differences: Multicultural Education for a Diverse America 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book on diversity issues that I have used in the classroom. The writing is engaging but still easily understood for students. Covers all kinds of diversity issues with lots of data and research to support conclusions. I gotta wonder if the two one star reviews are bigots, frankly. They don't even have the intelligence to explain why they don't like the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very accessible book on all facets of diversity. Many interesting insights. Skips the jargon and presents the data in an understandable way. I'm wondering what the two 1 star anonymous reviews are - I don't think they read the same book I did.
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Easy read. Great historical view of bias that shape our world.