The student body diversity is an asset within classroom settings, and instructors have the capacity to leverage that asset by adding structure to course design and facilitation. And when we do so, we, as instructors, have the potential to reduce inequities. We’ve always felt this to be empowering for thinking about how educators can contribute to a personal and institutional mission to produce a more diverse class of successful college graduates.
These essays, by one of America's leading black intellectuals, face squarely the problems of teachers who do not want to teach, of students who do not want to learn, of racism and sexism in the classroom, and of the gift of freedom that is, for Hooks, the teacher's most important goal.
Are educators prepared for a growing multicultural population? The challenge ahead ; Why is cultural inclusiveness important? ; How does exclusion happen? ; Theoretical framework -- We're not as prepared as we think we are. What does it mean to be prepared? ; Preparedness research ; Preparedness study -- Becoming prepared. The facts about diversity initiatives ; The benefits of diversity training ; The challenges of diversity training ; Overcoming the challenges of diversity training : best practices ; Evaluating campus diversity initiatives ; Other effective inclusiveness solutions -- Building culturally inclusive classrooms. Traditional classrooms ; Nontraditional classrooms ; Transformative learning ; Transforming the curriculum ; Transforming the classroom ; Transforming the campus/school -- Going deeper : reflecting on what we don't know we don't know. Transforming our selves ; Stereotypes and confirmation bias ; Eight transformative steps to building cultural inclusiveness -- Building inclusiveness across difference. Transforming our relationships ; Tranforming our interactions ; Transforming our reactions ; Transforming self-awareness ; Transforming our language ; Transforming our practices -- Culturally inclusive leadership. Inclusive leadership ; Inclusive policies for sustainable change ; Are we ready?
"Antiracist Teaching" is about awakening students to their own humanity. In order to teach about this awakening one must be in the process of awakening oneself. The author shares personal anecdotes to illustrate the kinds of changes he experienced as a result of his antiracist teaching. His book explores the questions, Why is teaching about racism and white privilege to white students so difficult? and What can educators do to become more effective antiracist teachers for all of their students?
University rankings have gained popularity around the world and are now a significant factor shaping reputation. This second edition updates Ellen Hazelkorn's first comprehensive study of rankings from a global perspective, drawing in new original research and extensive analysis. It is essential reading for policymakers, managers and scholars.
Offers discussion and examples of how white scholars can use anti-racist scholarship as part of the long-term civil rights struggle to create real equality in the United States.Most would agree that racism is a moral and spiritual violation of the human spirit and the human community and one of the most destructive social problems in the United States. In this thought-provoking and challenging book, Scheurich contends that white racism is interwoven within social science research, social institutions such as public education, and society in general, directly destroying any legitimate claim to democracy. This volume offers discussions and examples of how white scholars can use anti-racist scholarship as part of the long-term civil rights struggle to create real equality in the United States.
Combating Hatred describes actual events of deep-seated hatred and social injustice found in schools. It then examines educators’ responses to this hatred. Through their actions these leaders became transformational not only in bringing social justice to schools but to entire communities as well. The narratives are presented in an interdisciplinary scholar/practitioner approach that combines theory and practice so that practical actions bring life to educational philosophies.
This collection of essays generates important enquiries into the teaching and practice of anti-racism education, by way of working through conversations, contestations, and emotions as presented by a diverse group of strong women committed to social justice work in their own right. Throughout the collection, contemporary educational issues are situated within personal-political, historical and philosophical conversations, which work to broach the challenges and possibilities for students, educators, staff, administrators, policy makers, and community members who engage in critical anti-racism education.
New Framings on Anti-Racism and Resistance Volume 2 – Resistance and the New Futurity by Joanna NewtonArezou Soltani
Publication Date: 2017
Using a critical anti-racism approach, contributors to this volume demonstrate and document the resistance and futurity possible when students, educators, administrators, policymakers, and community members engage in critical anti-racism education. Relying on contemporary educational issues and personal/political reflections, this collection of essays brings together a variety of new insights on anti-racism praxis. This volume speaks to readers who are working with or seeking new conceptual framings of race, white supremacy, and Indigeneity in order to work towards a politics of decolonization.
This book presents thoughtful reflections and in-depth, critical analyses of the new challenges and opportunities instructors face in teaching race during what has been called the "post-racial era". It examines the racial dimensions of the current political, economic, and cultural climate. The book features renowned scholars and experienced teachers from a range of disciplines and offers successful strategies for teaching important concepts through case studies and active learning exercises.