Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice (3rd New edition)

Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice (3rd New edition)

By: Kevin K. Kumashiro (author)Paperback

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The phrase "teaching for social justice" is often used, but not always explained. What does it look like to teach for social justice? What are the implications for anti-oppressive teaching across different areas of the curriculum? Drawing on his own experiences teaching diverse grades and subjects, leading author and educator Kevin Kumashiro examines various aspects of anti-oppressive teaching and learning in six different subject areas. Celebrating 10 years as a go-to resource for K-12 teachers and teacher educators, this third edition of the bestselling Against Common Sense features: * A new introduction that addresses the increased challenges of anti-oppressive teaching in an era of teacher evaluations, standardization and ever-increasing accountability. * End of chapter teacher responses that provide subject-specific examples of what anti-oppressive teaching really looks like in the classroom. * End of chapter questions for reflection that will enhance comprehension and help readers translate abstract ideas into classroom practice. * Additional readings and resources to inspire students to further their social justice education. Compelling and accessible, Against Common Sense continues to offer readers the tools they need to begin teaching against their common sense assumptions and toward social justice.

About Author

Kevin K. Kumashiro is Dean of the School of Education, University of San Francisco.


Foreword by Gloria Ladson-Billings. Acknowledgements to the 10th Anniversary Third Edition. About the Author. Introduction to the 10th Anniversary Third Edition. Part I. Movements Toward Anti-Oppressive Teacher Education. Chapter 1. Three Teacher Images in U.S. Teacher Education Programs. Chapter 2. Preparing Teachers for Crisis: A Sample Lesson. Chapter 3. Preparing Teachers for Uncertainty: A Sample Lesson. Chapter 4. Preparing Teachers for Healing: A Conversation with Buddhism. Chapter 5. Preparing Teachers for Activism: A Reflection on Things Queer. Part II. Preparing Anti-Oppressive Teachers in Six Disciplines. Chapter 6. Examples from Social Studies. Chapter 7. Examples from English Literature. Chapter 8. Examples from Music. Chapter 9. Examples from "Foreign" Languages. Chapter 10. Examples from the Natural Sciences. Chapter 11. Examples from Mathematics. Conclusion: With Hope. Afterword, by William F. Pinar. Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781138788510
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 162
  • ID: 9781138788510
  • weight: 249
  • ISBN10: 1138788511
  • edition: 3rd New edition

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