Reclaiming Democracy

Reclaiming Democracy : Multicultural Educators' Journeys Toward Transformative Teaching

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A supplement for a variety of courses addressing diversity, and multicultural teaching.This innovative text gives voice to the challenges and rewards of transformative teaching through 17 first-person narratives by a panoply of diverse authors who have made a life of advocating for all students. These essays showcase the developmental process and the challenges that arise in developing a personal and professional identity as a multicultural educator. They explore the major topics addressed in courses in Multicultural Education and Multicultural Teaching-immigration, social class, race, gender, poverty, and others-and encourage prospective teachers to realize the need for transformative teaching and commit to the often-uncomfortable task of becoming more inclusive and more socially just within their own more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 185.4 x 228.6 x 15.2mm | 498.96g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0130945218
  • 9780130945211

Table of contents

Foreword. Preface. SECTION ONE: IMMIGRATION. Introduction: Themes of Immigrants Advancing Democracy Chapter 1. Voice of the Heart: Storytelling and the Journey of Advocacy. Chapter 2. My Ethnography. Chapter 3. From Gangs to Teaching: Transforming my Past to Help Others. SECTION TWO: SOCIAL CLASS. Introduction: Themes of Social Class-Intersecting"Haves" and "Have Nots" Chapter 4. Letting go and Breaking Loose: Struggling Toward Transformative Teaching. Chapter 5. Embracing my Cultural, Intellectual, and Spiritual Identities on my Journey to Become a Transformative Teacher. Chapter 6. Universal Human Rights Begin Close to Home. Chapter 7. On Becoming a Transformative Teacher: What should I do? How should I do it? And why? SECTION THREE: RACIAL AND ETHNIC IDENTITY. Introduction: Themes of Power, Privilege, Race, and Identity Chapter 8. Understand Them All: Identity and Advocacy. Chapter 9. Safe and Growing out of the Box: Immersion for Social Change. Chapter 10. Immersion and Rebellion: Growing up and out of South Carolina. Chapter 11. My Personal Journey - In Part. Chapter 12. The Miseducation, Re-education and Transformation of a "White" Male Educator Working for Social Justice. SECTION FOUR: THE PRAXIS OF CULTURALLY RELEVANT TEACHING. Introduction: Themes Relecting Critical Thought and Action-Praxis Chapter 13. Something That Won't Compute: A Journey of Adult Literacy. Chapter 14. Turning Points: A Teacher's Journey. Chapter 15. Small Schools: A Metaphor for Caring. Chapter 16. Woman Warrior Liberating the Oppressed and the Oppressor: Cultural Relevancy through Narrative. Chapter 17. Hurting, Healing, Helping: A Pedagogy of Identity, Recovery, and Voice. Afterword: Struggles for Recognition and more

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