A Casebook for Exploring Diversity

A Casebook for Exploring Diversity

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For courses in multicultural education or multicultural curriculum, and elementary, secondary and K-12 methods courses.With its concrete, focused cases, the second edition of this casebook again focuses on the wealth of multicultural and diversity issues faced by today's teachers. Its thirty-six authentic cases offer opportunities for analysis on several levels and are sufficiently complex so as to invite multiple interpretations. They present examples of everyday situations involving gender, ethnicity, race, religion, language, affectional orientation, socioeconomic status, parents, and community...even technology. The cases involve classroom issues that are relevant to all grade levels and all content areas, allowing instructors significant flexibility in their use.
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  • Paperback | 189 pages
  • 149.9 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 335.66g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130938092
  • 9780130938091

Table of contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION. PART 2: GENDER. Reinforcing Specifically. Fridays Are Video Days. Developing Skills of Critical Analysis: Exposing the Myths of Films and Fairy Tales. Dwight, What Do You Think? PART 3: ETHNICITY. Let's All Make Up the Rules for Our Classroom. Other Cultures Celebrate Thanksgiving, Too. When Will I Ever Use This? Mathematics and Social Justice. Overlook the Stereotypes-It's Art. Presidents of Mount Rushmore: Another Perspective. U.S. Folk Heroes. Culture and Learning Styles. Respect? Let's Talk About It. PART 4: RACE. The Knowledge Base on Diversity: An Aid for Teachers. Students Right an Injustice. I'm Glad You're Back. Hey, My Niggah! Inclusive and/or Demeaning? Hey, Teach-You Trippin' on Me, but Not on the White Kids! PART 5: SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS. A New Student and a Lesson in Geography. Gangs and the Victims of Violence. How Should I Grade Danielle? Rewarding Respectful Behavior. PART 6: RELIGION. Isn't the Christmas Tree a Christian Symbol? My Persuasive Essay Is "Why We Should Follow Jesus." Planning for Religious Diversity: Special Needs of Muslim Students. PART 7: SPECIAL NEEDS. We Only Meant It as a Joke. Structuring for Success in a Mainstreamed Classroom. Anthony, Please Don't Push: Designing an IEP. PART 8: AFFECTIONAL ORIENTATION. Not in My Group-He's Gay! In Islam, Homosexuality Is a Sin and a Crime. PART 9: LANGUAGE. You'll Need Both Black Vernacular and Standard English. They Speak English and Spanish Well, but a Learning Disability Creates Problems in Reading and Writing. A Bilingual Teacher's Aide Assesses His New School. PART 10: PARENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. It Takes a Village. College Student Tutors, Field Research, and Professional Development. PART 11: TECHNOLOGY AND MULTICULTURALISM. Computers and Culturally Diverse Learners. Inaccessibility of Web Sites to Students Who Are Blind. Appendix A: Creating Additional Context a Given Case. Appendix B: Banks's Approaches for the Integration of Multicultural Content. Appendix C: Matrix: Interpersonal Competence Cases, Multicultural Content Cases. Bibliography.
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