Diversity and Equity in the Classroom
Author: Pang, Valerie Ooka
Brand: Cengage Learning
Number Of Pages: 464
Release Date: 01-01-2017
Details: Product Description Learning how to use a variety of instructional methods to reach diverse students is vital in schools today. DIVERSITY AND EQUITY IN THE CLASSROOM will teach you how to bridge the gap between theory and practice using a student-centered and culture-centered approach based on a philosophy of social justice and equal outcomes for all students. You will learn why you should think about and value student culture, and how to weave those values into the curriculum and classroom. Guided by social constructivism as the cognitive foundation for learning, the text emphasizes the intersectionality of diverse identities, provides effective methods and strategies that you can use in the classroom to address prejudice and teach culturally diverse students, and prompts you to examine your own biases. Checklists, tips, and tools for classroom use are presented in every chapter and available electronically as Professional Resource Downloads in the online MindTap that supports the text. Review "An amazing new textbook that engages students with a friendly voice; students will feel like they are engaged in dialog with someone they know. The theoretical underpinning of the text is based on sound premises of multicultural education, and the activities in each chapter call for deeper reflection, critical thinking, and application." "The text provides an up-to-date guide for preparing teachers for a diverse classroom environment by providing historical context and practical tips related to addressing diversity and oppression in the classroom setting." "This is a strong and cohesive approach to laying out the foundation for multicultural education in U.S. schools. It provides a socio-cultural framework for understanding the intersection of different cultural groups who (for most teachers) will come together in the classroom. It addresses issues of race, ethnicity, SES/class, sexual orientation, ability/disability, religion, etc." About the Author Valerie Ooka Pang (Ph.D. in Education, University of Washington) is a professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. She has taught first and second grade in both rural and urban schools, and is the author of the text, MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION: A CARING-CENTERED, REFLECTIVE APPROACH. Dr. Pang was senior editor of STRUGGLING TO BE HEARD: THE UNMET NEEDS OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN CHILDREN, which was awarded honorable mention by the Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights at Boston University. She has published in a variety of journals including Educational Researcher (an AERA journal), Harvard Educational Review, The Kappan, The Journal of Teacher Education, Oxford University Press Bibliographies, Multicultural Perspectives, Asian American and Pacific Islander Nexus, Action in Teacher Education, Social Education, Theory and Research in Social Education, Multicultural Perspectives, and Multicultural Education. As associate editor of Theory and Research in Social Education from 1998-2002, she worked on pieces that focused on issues of equity, civil rights, culturally relevant teaching, and methodology in social studies. Dr. Pang has consulted with organizations such as Sesame Street, Fox Children's Network, Family Communications (Producers of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood), and Scott Foresman. The National Academy and the Spencer Foundation honored her with a postdoc fellowship. She was a senior Fellow for the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University and honored by organizations such as the American Educational Research Association's Standing Committee on the Role and Status of Minorities in Education, National Association for Multicultural Education, and the University of Washington's College of Education.
Package Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches