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Are you seeing your students clearly?
This unique collaboration between a veteran educator and a psychotherapist shows that the educators who are most effective in teaching diverse student populations are the ones who can “see students clearly and respond to their needs without hesitation or bias.” Framed around an original, eight-stage model of diversity development, this book provides readers with essential tools for building a sturdy foundation of mutual respect upon which schools without bias can be constructed. Included are specific strategies for creating a school environment that
Gives voice and consideration to all students; Shows interest, empathy, and respect for all staff members; Advocates respect and reverence of individuality; Adapts innovative policies—despite resistance—that best serve the total school community
In addition to vignettes, anecdotes, and case examples, ...
Chapter 1: Manner & Methods
Manner & Methods
Equity … multiculturalism … cultural proficiency … racial liter-acy … minority education … English language learners … achievement gap. These words fill the pages of professional development catalogs and continuing education programs, yet repeatedly educators say these terms have never fully been defined for them and ask how to employ these concepts in a real world, classroom setting. It is not uncommon for them to ask why they should employ such concepts. These individuals are sincere in their interest but equally sincere in their confusion. The sincerity of their words is unquestionable because the omission of cultural consideration, as evidenced by the startling disparity in student achievement between cultural groups, still exists.
While collegiate programs are graduating more and more diverse ...