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

Table of contents



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.

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?

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.

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 Redistribution.
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