Talking Diversity with Teachers and Teacher Educators: Exercises and Critical Conversations Across the Curriculum
Featuring content-specific strategies, assignments, and classroom activities, this book will help pre- and inservice teachers develop the dispositions and knowledge they need to teach all students well. Focusing on the importance of creating a classroom community in which necessarily difficult dialogues are inspired and supported, the authors present content-area chapters on language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, ESOL, foreign language, and teaching exceptional students in the inclusive environment. Each content-area chapter includes a vignette illustrating a difficult conversation dealing with diversity and presents research-based, classroom-ready exercises, effective pedagogic strategies, and action-oriented interventions―many of which the authors created and used in their own classrooms. The book concludes with an appendix of instructional and curricular resources.
This practical volume provides teacher educators and professional development personnel with a framework for:
- Inspiring challenging and productive discussions about diversity in education.
- Using content-specific, research-based strategies for discussing diversity issues in deep and complex ways.
- Understanding how teacher candidates develop as culturally competent educators.
- Addressing conflicts that might arise when talking about diversity and self-awareness.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
B. C. Cruz, C. R. Ellerbrock, A. Vásquez & E. V. Howes (Eds.), Talking Diversity with Teachers and Teacher Educators: Exercises and Critical Conversations Across the Curriculum, 240 p.
Scholar Commons Citation
Cruz, Bárbara C.; Ellerbrock, Cheryl R.; Vasquez, Anete; and Howes, Elaine V., "Talking Diversity with Teachers and Teacher Educators: Exercises and Critical Conversations Across the Curriculum" (2014). Social Science Education Faculty Publications. 19.