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A Casebook for Exploring Diversityfocuses on the wealth of multicultural and diversity issues faced by today's teachers. Its authentic cases offer opportunities for analysis on several levels and are sufficiently complex so as to invite multiple interpretations. They present examples of everyday situations involving gender, ethnicity, race, religion, language, affectional orientation, socioeconomic status, parents, and community...even technology. The cases involve classroom issues that are relevant to all grade levels and all content areas, allowing instructors significant flexibility in theiruse.
Dr. George Redman has taught 10 years at the P-12 level near Los Angeles and in an urban school in Minneapolis, and 32 years in the Hamline University undergraduate teacher education program in St. Paul. He is author of Teaching in Today's clasrooms: Cases from Elementary School, Teaching in Today's classrooms: Cases from Middle and Secondary Schools, and co-author of Self-Esteem for Tots to Teens. Angela Redman has 10 years of teaching experience at the P-8 level, 5 years of school administrative experience, and holds advanced degrees in special education and curriculum and instruction.
Chapter 1: Introduction Readings for Extending Thinking Internet Sites for Extending Thinking Chapter 2: Gender Case 1: Reinforcement of Student Work Case 2: Fridays Are Video Days Case 3: Developing Skills of Critical Analysis: Exposing the Myths of Films and Fairy Tales Case 4: Integrating Women's Issues into Curriculum Design Your Own Case: Gender Readings for Extending Thinking Internet Sites for Extending Thinking Chapter 3: Ethnicity Case 5: Let's All Make Up the Rules for Our Classroom Case 6: A Lesson on Cultural Celebrations of Thanksgiving Case 7: A Teacher's Answer To: "When Will I Ever Use This?" Case 8: Encountering Art That Contains Stereotypes: Case 9: Presidents, Leaders, and Cultures Design Your Own Case: Ethnicity Readings for Extending Thinking Internet Sites for Extending Thinking Chapter 4: Race Case 10: The Knowledge Base on Diversity: An Aid for Teachers Case 11: Students Right an Injustice: A Lesson in Social Justice Case 12: Use of the N-Word in the Classroom Case 13: Hey, Teach-You Trippin' on Me, but Not on the White Kids! Case 14: A Lesson on Oppression and Whiteness Design Your Own Case: Race Readings for Extending Thinking Internet Sites for Extending Thinking Chapter 5: Socioeconomic Status Case 15: A New Student and a Lesson for the Teacher Case 16: Gangs and the Victims of Violence- Writing as a Therapy Case 17: How Should I Grade Danielle? Case 18: Rewarding Respectful Behavior Design Your Own Case: Socioeconomic Status Readings for Extending Thinking Internet Sites for Extending Thinking Chapter 6: Religion Case 19: Isn't the Christmas Tree a Christian Symbol? Case 20: My Persuasive Essay Is "Why We Should Follow Jesus" Case 21: Planning for Religious Diversity: Special Needs of Muslim Students Case 22. Faith-Based Teasing, Student Curiosity, and the Question of Infusing Religion Into the CurriculumDesign Your Own Case: Religion Readings for Extending Thinking Internet Sites for Extending Thinking Chapter 7: Special Needs Case 23: We Only Meant It as a Joke Case 24: Structuring for Success in a Mainstreamed Classroom Case 25: Inaccessibility of Web Sites to Students Who Are Blind Case 26. Modifications for Special Students: Autism Spectrum DisorderDesign Your Own Case: Special Needs Readings for Extending Thinking Internet Sites for Extending Thinking Chapter 8: Sexual Orientation Case 27: Not in My Group-He's Gay! Case 28: In Islam, Homosexuality Is a Sin and a Crime Case 29: "Lesbian!": Dealing with the Interaction of Sexuality, Special Needs, and Culture Case 30: A Paperwork Problem: A Transgendered Student Teaches About Gender IdentityDesign Your Own Case: Sexual Orientation Readings for Extending Thinking Internet Sites for Extending Thinking Chapter 9: Language Case 31: You'll Need Both Black Vernacular and Standard English Case 32: They Speak English and Spanish Well, but a Learning Disability Creates Problems in Reading and Writing Case 33: A Bilingual Teacher's Aide Assesses His New School Case 34: Computers and Culturally Diverse Learners Design Your Own Case: Language Readings for Extending Thinking Internet Sites for Extending Thinking Chapter 10: Ageism Case 35: Age as a Factor in Bullying and "Cyberbullying" Case 36: The Wages We Will Get as Adults Will Pay for the Elderly? What's Up with That? Case 37: You're Teaching Our Kids to Disrespect the Elderly? Case 38: Age-Related Cultural Needs of Children and Youth Design Your Own Case: Ageism Readings for Extending Thinking Internet Sites for Extending Thinking Resource A: Creating Additional Context for a Given Case Resource B: Banks's Approaches for the Integration of Multicultural Content Resource C: Design Your Own Case Resource D: Bibliography of Multicultural Children's Literature Resource E: Sample Rubrics for Assessing Student Responses to Cases Bibliography Glossary
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