Diverse schools offer enriched academic and social environments, as students and families of different backgrounds and experiences provide a vibrant mosaic of insights, perspectives, and skills. This book highlights stories from around the world, as innovative teachers, educational leaders, and community activists passionately share personal accounts of their successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
Eileen Gale Kugler is an advocate for the benefits that diversity brings schools, communities, and workplaces, challenging stakeholders to break through society's "myth-perceptions" about race and culture. She is the author of the award-winning book Debunking the Middle-Class Myth: Why Diverse Schools Are Good For All Kids.
Building Respectful Schools Ch. 1 - Closing The Culture Gap Ch. 2 -A Foot in Two Worlds: Immigrant Students in U.S. Schools Ch. 3 - Valuing the Individual by Breaking Through Assumptions The Personal Power of a Teacher Ch. 4 - Montana's Indian Education for All: Preparing Teacher Candidates to Embrace Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Ch. 5 - The Importance of Student Stories Ch. 6 - Serving Long-Term English Learners by Empowering Students in Two Languages Ch. 7 - Addressing Silences: Creating a Space for Classroom Conversations that Matter to Students Ch. 8 - A Calling to Teach: Helping Every Child Succeed Courageous Leaders Ch. 9 - Serving Marginalized Children: A New Principal Fights for Equity in the Trenches Ch. 10 - Forging Relationships with High School Students that Impact Learning and Achievement Ch. 11 -The Equitable Leader: Changing Beliefs and Actions Community: The Village it Takes Ch. 12 - From Survivors to Leaders: Stages of Immigrant Parent Involvement in Schools Ch 13 - Ready to Learn: The Benefits of a Neighborhood School Readiness Team Ch. 14 - The Power of Family Aspirational Values on Student Academic Success Global Perspectives Ch. 15 - International Lessons Learned After 9/11:?Encouraging Mutual Understanding and Respect in British Schools and Beyond Ch. 16 - The Passion of a Lifelong Australian Educator: Teaching Students First Ch. 17 - Multicultural to Intercultural: Developing Interdependent Learners