This engaging anthology of essays and short stories explores importantand sometimes provocativeissues of human diversity from multiple perspectives. Perspectives on Diversity: Selected Readingsoffers accessible readings from unique personal voices, many of which relate specifically to the concerns of teachers. With its varied contributorsincluding teachers, scientists, fiction writers, feminists, journalists, historians, sociologists, teacher educators, psychologists, linguists, and community organizers (including one who was elected President of the United States)this book emphasizes hopeful and practical strategies for addressing challenging issues. Preservice and inservice teachers.
Kent Koppelman is the author of Understanding Differences: Multicultural Education for a Diverse America and Values in the Key of Life. After retiring in 2007, he received an award from Iowa State University for his career achievements. Kent is currently working on a book on American attitudes toward diversity and pluralism.
Section 1: Differences, Conflicts and Resolutions
Section 2: The Construction of Personal Identity in a Diverse Society
Section 3: Perspectives on the Immigrant Experience and Nativism
Section 4: Challenges for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse People
Section 5: Perspectives on Religious Diversity and Intolerance
Section 6: Perspectives on Race and Confronting Racism
Section 7: Perspectives on Classism and its Consequences
Section 8: People with Disabilities: Facing Barriers, Finding Allies
Section 9: Perspectives on Sex Role Stereotypes and Sexism
Section 10: Perspectives on Sexual Orientation and Heterosexism
Section 11: Multicultural Education in American Schools
Section 12: Pluralistic Responses to the Diversity of American Society