Author : Kenneth Cushner
Genre : Education
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN : UVA:X004860268
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This research-based, comprehensive introduction to multicultural education and diversity prepares future teachers for the wide diversity of students they will meet in their classrooms, schools, and communities. Moving beyond the purely cultural approach of many comparable texts, Human Diversity in Education addresses the full range of human diversity found in today’s schools--including nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, class, language, sexual orientation, and ability levels. Based on the assumption that change begins with the individual teacher, the text argues that prospective teachers must learn to incorporate issues of diversity in all of their work--including in their interactions with children, parents, colleagues, and the community.

Author : Kenneth Cushner
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN : 0072488816
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This research-based, self-exploratory set of hands-on activities can be used in any Diversity or Multicultural Education course, alongside any text. Instead of just telling, this consumable workbook allows students to learn by doing and reflecting on, and writing down his or her own experiences and views. The text addresses a vast range of diversities including race, ethnicity, gender, class, disability, and sexual orientation. Informational readings give students the background to complete the exercises. Part I: Getting to Know the Culture of Self covers the concept of culture and the development of self. Part II: Getting to Know the Culture of Others provides a basic framework to analyze cultural differences and the processes involved in intercultural interaction. Part III: Modifying Curriculum and Instruction to Address the Goals of Diversity contains exercises that demonstrate a culture’s influence on teaching and learning and illustrates strategies that can modify existing curriculum and instruction. The activities are referenced in Cushner/McClelland/Safford, Human Diversity in Education, 4/e (2003), for which this workbook is an ideal companion.

Author : Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
Genre : Education
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781135662356
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In this powerful, multidisciplinary book, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas shows how most indigenous and minority education contributes to linguistic genocide according to United Nations definitions. Theory is combined with a wealth of factual encyclopedic information and with many examples and vignettes. The examples come from all parts of the world and try to avoid Eurocentrism. Oriented toward theory and practice, facts and evaluations, and reflection and action, the book prompts readers to find information about the world and their local contexts, to reflect and to act. A Web site with additional resource materials to this book can be found at http://www.ruc.dk/~tovesk/

Author : David W. Johnson
Genre : Education
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
ISBN : 0205327699
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This text provides the philosophical foundation for multicultural teaching while offering practical workbook activities, exercises, games, and checklists for classroom application. Multicultural Education and Human Relations asks pre-service teachers to diagnose their present knowledge and skills, reflect on experiences, actively participate in exercises, discuss relevant theory and research, and integrate this information into their behavioral repertoires, they can then enter classroom situations from a background of first-hand awareness and experience. From this self-analysis, teachers become better prepared to work in a culturally diverse classroom and help their classes function cooperatively and effectively while promoting respect for diversity and the cultural values of others.

Author : John Keast
Genre : Education
Publisher : Council of Europe
ISBN : 9287162239
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This reference book is intended to help teachers, teacher administrators, policy makers and others deal with the important issue of religious diversity in Europe's schools. The religious dimension of intercultural education is an issue that affects all schools, whether they are religiously diverse or not, because their pupils live and will work in increasingly diverse societies. The book is the main outcome of the project 1The Challenge of intercultural education today: religious diversity and dialogue in Europe', developed by the Council of Europe between 2002 and 2005. It is in four parts: theoretical and conceptual basis for religious diversity and intercultural education; educational conditions and methodological approaches; religious diversity in schools in different settings; examples of current practice in some member states of the Council of Europe.

Author : Lisa M. Stulberg
Genre : Education
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781136865626
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Diversity has been a focus of higher education policy, law, and scholarship for decades, continually expanding to include not only race, ethnicity and gender, but also socioeconomic status, sexual and political orientation, and more. However, existing collections still tend to focus on a narrow definition of diversity in education, or in relation to singular topics like access to higher education, financial aid, and affirmative action. By contrast, Diversity in American Higher Education captures in one volume the wide range of critical issues that comprise the current discourse on diversity on the college campus in its broadest sense. This edited collection explores: legal perspectives on diversity and affirmative action higher education's relationship to the deeper roots of K-12 equity and access policy, politics, and practice's effects on students, faculty, and staff. Bringing together the leading experts on diversity in higher education scholarship, Diversity in American Higher Education redefines the agenda for diversity as we know it today.

Author : James A. Banks
Genre : Education
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN : 9781412981521
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With 695 signed entries with cross-references and recommended readings, the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education, Four-Volume Set, in both print and electronic formats, presents research and statistics, case studies and best practices, policies and programs at pre- and post-secondary levels.

Author : Charles Murray
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN : 9781538744000
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All people are equal but, as Human Diversity explores, all groups of people are not the same -- a fascinating investigation of the genetics and neuroscience of human differences. The thesis of Human Diversity is that advances in genetics and neuroscience are overthrowing an intellectual orthodoxy that has ruled the social sciences for decades. The core of the orthodoxy consists of three dogmas: - Gender is a social construct. - Race is a social construct. - Class is a function of privilege. The problem is that all three dogmas are half-truths. They have stifled progress in understanding the rich texture that biology adds to our understanding of the social, political, and economic worlds we live in. It is not a story to be feared. "There are no monsters in the closet," Murray writes, "no dread doors we must fear opening." But it is a story that needs telling. Human Diversity does so without sensationalism, drawing on the most authoritative scientific findings, celebrating both our many differences and our common humanity.

Author : David Corson
Genre : Education
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781135662981
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This introductory text for students of linguistics, language, and education provides background and up-to-date information and resources that beginning researchers need for studying language diversity and education. Three framing chapters offer an update on the philosophy of social research, revealing how important language is for all the processes of learning in which humans engage, whether it is learning about the world through education, or learning about the nature of social life through research in the human sciences. These chapters also review the links between language, power, and social justice, and look at dynamic changes occurring in "language diversity and education" research. Four central chapters give state-of-the-art, comprehensive coverage to the chief areas of language diversity that affect the practice of education: standard and non-standard varieties; different cultural discourse norms; bilingual and ESL education; and gendered discourse norms. This book is intended for graduate students of applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, the social psychology of language, anthropological linguistics, and other related disciplines; and graduate students of education, including in-service teachers taking advanced professional development courses. Special features enhance its usefulness as a text for courses in these areas: * A clear, jargon free writing style invites careful reading. * All ideas are well within the range that graduate students in the language disciplines or in education can relate to their work, but theoretical ideas are kept to a necessary minimum and linked with practical examples in every case. * Extensive references guide readers to the book's up-to-date, international, and cross-cultural bibliography. * "Discussion Starter" questions at the end of each chapter highlight key points and stimulate informed, reflective discussion.

Author : Prof. David Little
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : Multilingual Matters
ISBN : 9781783090822
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Diversity - social, cultural, linguistic and ethnic - poses a challenge to all educational systems. Some authorities, schools and teachers look upon it as a problem, an obstacle to the achievement of national educational goals, while for others it offers new opportunities. Successive PISA reports have laid bare the relative lack of success in addressing the needs of diverse school populations and helping children develop the competences they need to succeed in society. The book is divided into three parts that deal in turn with policy and its implications, pedagogical practice, and responses to the challenge of diversity that go beyond the language of schooling. This volume features the latest research from eight different countries, and will appeal to anyone involved in the educational integration of immigrant children and adolescents.