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Community and Difference

Teaching, Pluralism, and Social Justice


Roberto A. Peña, Kristin Guest and Lawrence Y. Matsuda

Community and Difference: Teaching, Pluralism, and Social Justice contains seven very different chapters. In each chapter, educators describe how their experiences with oppression came to inform their commitment to teaching for social justice. Relying on principles taken from heuristic inquiry to show what people know and what experience has spun, this book provides evidence of the promise of narrative storytelling as a means of teaching for social justice. The voices of the storytellers are honest and compelling, inviting readers to listen, to know others as they know themselves, and to experience a journey that is largely collective – that knows hope, and that offers a semblance of understanding and grace.
Contents: Marsha D. Harrison: Foreword – Roberto A. Peña: Water Is Clear like Me: A Story about Race, Identity, Teaching, and Social Justice – Kristin Guest: From the Outside In: A Journey toward Justice – Lawrence Y. Matsuda: A Professor, Not a Porter – Althe Allen: Portray Me in Silence: Teaching for Justice – Jacque Ensign: A Story of Complexity: Identity Development, Difference, and Teaching for Social Justice – Katherine Nell McNeil: The Guardian of the Dream: A Journey through Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to the Other Side of Me – Cleo Molina/Hutch Haney: Teaching Social Justice in Partnership – Roberto A. Peña/Kristin Guest/Lawrence Y. Matsuda: Conclusion: Claims Made - Claims Revisited.