Diversity Matters Understanding Diversity in Schools

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-03
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Today's educators experience diversity challenges within their curricula, schools, and school systems on a daily basis-yet most lack the knowledge to turn those challenges into positive outcomes that enrich learning and establish strong, inclusive learning communities. DIVERSITY MATTERS offers proven, research-based strategies that will help you successfully navigate intercultural interactions to better meet the needs of all of your students. An intellectual and emotional exploration of cultural diversity that covers current research and personal narratives from members of diverse groups,, this texts helps you understand marginalization and its effect on academic achievement while utilizing practical application strategies that will ensure that all students are active contributors to their own learning.. Proven, research-based strategies throughout the text ensure that you leave this course knowing how to successfully navigate intercultural interactions to better meet the needs of all their students.

Table of Contents

Understanding What it Means to be Have a Marginalized Status in American Society
Defining Marginalization
Often Clashing Expectations
School Climate
The Classroom Teacher
Minority Voices ? Race, Ethnicity, Class, Gender Sexual Orientation and Disability
Learning from Native American Stories
Learning from Asian American Stories
Learning from Latino/a Stories
Learning from African American Stories
Learning from Working Class Stories
Learning from Women's Stories
Learning from Gay Men's and Lesbian Women's Stories
Learning from Persons' with Disabilities Stories
Promoting Change and Achievement
Reducing Stratification Effects on Academic Achievement
Transforming Knowledge: A Primary Form of Teacher Advocacy
Moving from Me to We: Advocacy for Teachers
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