Understanding Human Differences: Multicultural Education for a Diverse America / Edition 4 available in Paperback
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
- Understanding Ourselves and Others: Clarifying Values and Language
- Understanding Prejudice and Its Causes
- Communication, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution
- Immigration and Oppression: The Assault on Cultural and Language Diversity
- Race and Oppression: The Experiences of People of Color
- Religion and Oppression: The Struggle for Religious Freedom
- Rejecting Oppressive Relationships: The Logic of Cultural Pluralism for a Diverse Society
- Racism: Confronting a Legacy of White Domination in America
- Classism: Misperceptions and Myths About Income, Wealth, and Poverty
- Sexism: Where the Personal Becomes Political
- Heterosexism: Challenging the Heterosexism Assumption
- Ableism: Disability Does Not Mean Inability
- Pluralism in Schools: The Promise of Multicultural Education
- Pluralism in Society: Creating Unity in a Diverse America
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Easy read. Great historical view of bias that shape our world.