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Social Change in Diverse Teaching Contexts

Touchy Subjects and Routine Practices

by Nancy G. Barron (Volume editor) Nancy M. Grimm (Volume editor) Sibylle Gruber (Volume editor)
Textbook X, 275 Pages
Series: Counterpoints, Volume 298

Summary

Assumptions based on racial, class, and ethnic identities can undermine our best intentions as teachers, administrators, and scholars. The misguided strategy of colorblindness and the continuing racial segregation of American cities and schools leave teachers and students with little experience for addressing the touchy subject of racial identity in the classroom. This collection, pertinent for teacher preparation, undergraduate and graduate seminars, and reading discussion groups, focuses on new and experienced teachers who confront myths, who negotiate their own identities as well as identity politics in the classroom, and who design new projects, use new tools, and apply new practices. The chapters highlight the need to change how teachers respond to student work, manage classroom interactions, form collaborative partnerships, construct service-learning projects, and conduct research.

Details

Pages
X, 275
ISBN (Softcover)
9780820481425
Language
English
Tags
USA Bildung Rassenbeziehung Sozialer Wandel Literacy Teaching practice Identity construction Diversity Race relation
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2006. X, 275 pp.

Biographical notes

Nancy G. Barron (Volume editor) Nancy M. Grimm (Volume editor) Sibylle Gruber (Volume editor)

The Editors: Nancy G. Barron is Assistant Professor of English at Northern Arizona University. She received her Ph.D. in rhetoric and technical communication from Michigan Technological University. Her work on confronting identity issues in higher education can be found in various professional journals. Nancy M. Grimm is Associate Professor of Humanities at Michigan Technological University where she also received her Ph.D. in rhetoric and technical communication. She is the author of Good Intentions: Writing Center Work for Postmodern Times (1999), and she has published widely on Writing Center work in professional journals. Sibylle Gruber is Associate Professor of Rhetoric at Northern Arizona University. She received her Ph.D. in writing studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Literacies, Experiences, and Technologies: Reflective Practices of an Alien Researcher (2007), and she has published widely in professional journals.

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