Transforming Classroom Culture is an anthology of original work authored by diverse faculty who work in a variety of New England college and university settings - private and public, racially homogeneous and diverse. The authors focus on institutional contexts that promote innovation in teaching practice, faculty identity as a resource for effective pedagogy, and dilemmas and outcomes of student-faculty engagement in the classroom.
Arlene Dallalfar is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Lesley University, USA. Esther Kingston-Mann is Professor of History and Roy J. Zuckerberg Chair at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA. R. Timothy Sieber is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA.
Foreword: Microcosms of Hope: Foreword; H.Jones Introduction: Faculty Collaboration and Transformative Pedagogical Practice; T.Sieber, E.Kingston-Mann & A.Dallalfar The Institutional Context of Innovation and Change Academic integrity and Academic Inclusion: The Mission of the 'Outsider Within'; E.Kingston-Mann A History Lived and Lessons Learned: Collaboration, Change, and Teaching Transformation; T.Sieber Pedagogy for the Professoriate: The Personal Meets the Political; D.Patmon PART I: FACULTY IDENTITY AS A RESOURCE FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING Imaging the Spaces between Art and Inclusive Pedagogy; V.Poey Inexplicable Desire, Pedagogical Compulsion: Teaching the Literatures of the Middle East; R.Srikanth Teaching Women's Lives: Feminist Pedagogy and the Sociological Imagination; A.Dallalfar Teaching Art History at an Art School: Making Sense from the Margin; S.K.Sanyal PART II: ENGAGING STUDENTS IN LEARNING The Whole Person in Front of Me: Toward a Pedagogy of Empathy and Compassion; R.A.Robinson Teaching Ethics Through Multicultural Lenses; J.Lucas Hearing Students' Silence: Issues of Identity, Performance, and Recognition in College Classrooms; C.Panofsky & L.Bogad Exploring and Exploding the Boundaries of Inclusive Teaching: Social Class Confronts Race and Gender; P.Brown Building Agency through Writing; M.Jones Words Matter: Vocabulary in a Diverse Pre-college-level Writing Class; R.Pepp