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Rethinking Our Classroom : Teaching for Equity and Justice,9780942961188

Rethinking Our Classroom : Teaching for Equity and Justice

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9780942961188

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Pub. Date:
8/1/1994
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Rethinking Schools Ltd
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Summary

Rethinking Our Classrooms includes creative teaching ideas, compelling narratives, and hands-on examples of ways teachers can promote values of community, justice, and equality -- and build academic skills. Nowhere is the connection between critical teaching and effective classroom practice made clearer or more accessible. A practical guide for teachers K-12, this is a resource book that will be useful for years to come. Widely used in teacher education programs and for staff development.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
4(4)
Creating Classrooms for Equity and Social Justice
4(2)
Bill Bigelow
Linda Christensen
Stan Karp
Barbara Miner
Bob Peterson
"Lions"
6(2)
Langston Hughes
POINTS OF DEPARTURE Points of Departure includes a number of readings that exemplify the teaching principles we outline in the Introduction.
8(16)
Unlearning the Myths That Bind Us
8(3)
Linda Christensen
Rethinking "The Three Little Pigs"
11(3)
Ellen Wolpert
10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children's Books
14(2)
The Council on Interracial Books for Children
Celebrating the Joy in Daily Events
16(1)
Linda Christensen
"Ode to My Socks"
17(2)
Pablo Neruda
Taking Multicultural, Anti-racist Education Seriously an interview with Enid Lee
19(5)
RETHINKING MY CLASSROOM Rethinking My Classroom includes our "core" articles. At various grade levels and disciplines, five teachers offer concrete examples of how a social justice curriculum transformed their classroom practice.
24(44)
Race and Respect Among Young Children
24(5)
Rita Tenorio
"My Hair is Long"
29(1)
Loyen Redhawk Gali
Teaching for Social Justice: One Teacher's Journey
30(4)
Bob Peterson
The Challenge of Classroom Discipline
34(4)
Bob Peterson
Songs that Promote Justice
38(1)
Bob Peterson
"Ballad of the Landlord"
39(1)
Langston Hughes
The Complexities of Encouraging Social Action
40(2)
Bob Peterson
"Honeybees"
42(2)
Paul Fleischman
Tapping Into Feelings of Fairness
44(5)
Karen Miller
"Love's Gonna Get Us"
49(1)
Damon Turner
Building Community from Chaos
50(6)
Linda Christensen
Discipline: No Quick Fix
56(2)
Linda Christensen
Getting Off the Track
58(8)
Bill Bigelow
"What the mirror said"
66(2)
Lucille Clifton
TEACHING IDEAS How do we prompt students to watch TV critically? How can we use math to unmask social inequities? Teaching Ideas provides a variety of classroom-tested activities that illustrate themes woven throughout the book.
68(58)
Using Pictures to Combat Bias
68(2)
Ellen Wolpert
My Mom's Job Is Important
70(3)
Matt Witt
"My Father Was A Musician"
73(1)
Dyan Watson
There's More to Heroes Than He-Man
74(1)
Marcie Osinsky
Black Lies/White Lies
75(1)
Nancy Schniedewind
Ellen Davidson
Bringing the World into the Math Class
76(3)
Claudia Zaslavsky
"Dream Voyage to the Center of the Subway"
79(1)
Eve Merriam
Coping With TV
80(2)
Bob Peterson
Talking Back to TV Commercials
82(1)
Looking Pretty, Waiting for the Prince
83(1)
Lila Johnson
Math and Media: Bias Busters
84(2)
Bob Peterson
What Do We Say When We Hear `Faggot'?
86(2)
Lenore Gordon
The Organic Goodie Simulation
88(3)
Bill Bigelow
Norm Diamond
"Questions from a Worker Who Reads"
91(1)
Bertolt Brecht
World Poverty and World Resources
92(2)
Susan Hersh
Bob Peterson
Math, Equity, and Economics
94(2)
Taking the Offensive Against Offensive Toys
96(1)
Lenore Gordon
"Forgiving My Father"
97(1)
Justin Morris
The Day Sondra took Over
98(4)
Cynthia M. Ellwood
"Little Things Are Big"
102(1)
Jesus Colon
What Can Teachers Do About Sexual Harassment?
103(3)
Ellen Bravo
Larry Miller
Flirting vs. Sexual Harassment: Teaching the Difference
106(2)
Nan Stein
Lisa Sjostrom
"Rayford's Song"
108(1)
Lawson Inada
Celebrating the Student's Voice
109(1)
Linda Christensen
Promoting Social Imagination
110(2)
Bill Bigelow
Linda Christensen
"Two Women"
112(2)
Anonymous
Role Plays: Show, Don't Tell
114(3)
Bill Bigelow
Testing, Tracking, and Toeing the Line: A role play on the origins of the modern high school
117(9)
Bill Bigelow
RETHINKING OUR ASSUMPTIONS The articles in Rethinking Our Assumptions are filled with insights from teachers, scholars, and researchers on issues ranging from cultural differences between students and teachers to biases in children's literature.
126(36)
Expectations and `At-Risk' Children
126(1)
L.C. Clark
Teachers and Cultural Styles
127(2)
Asa G. Hilliard III
The Pigs: When Tracking Takes Its Toll
129(1)
Molly Schwabe
Seeing Color: A Review of White Teacher
130(3)
Lisa Delpit
"Face the Facts: We're Not That Bad"
133(1)
Felicitas Villanueva
I Won't Learn From You!
134(2)
Herbert Kohl
"Rebellion Against the North Side"
136(1)
Naomi Shihab Nye
The Politics of Children's Literature
137(4)
Herbert Kohl
"The Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr."
141(1)
Nikki Giovanni
Whose Standard? Teaching Standard English
142(4)
Linda Christensen
Thoughts on Teaching Native American Literature
146(4)
Joseph Bruchac
Why Students Should Study History an interview with Howard Zinn
150(7)
"In Memory of Crossing the Columbia"
157(1)
Elizabeth Woody
Students as Textbook Detectives
158(2)
Bill Bigelow
Bob Peterson
"To the Young Who Want to Die"
160(2)
Gwendolyn Brooks
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Beyond the Classroom connects innovations in classroom practice with strategies for broader change, drawing on examples from around the country to identify possibilities and dangers.
162(22)
Why We Need to Go Beyond the Classroom
162(5)
Stan Karp
"Gurl"
167(1)
Mary Blalock
Forging Curriculum Reform Throughout a District
168(3)
David Levine
Why Standardized Tests Are Bad
171(5)
Terry Meier
Detracking Montclair High
176(2)
Stan Karp
Tracking: Why Schools Need To Take Another Route
178(4)
Jeannie Oakes
"Lineage"
182(2)
Margaret Walker
TEACHING GUIDE/RESOURCES The Teaching Guide/Resources section includes curricula, books, videos, journals, and organizations that have been useful in constructing classrooms for social justice. Here, we also offer teaching ideas for using the Poetry included in this volume.
184
Poetry Teaching Guide
184(3)
Videos with a Conscience
187(4)
Bill Bigelow
Linda Christensen
Books to Empower Young People
191(5)
Other Resources
196


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