A Casebook for Exploring Diversity

Paperback | April 21, 2010

byGeorge L. Redman, Angela Redman

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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.

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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,...

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With the increasing diversity in today’s schools, A Casebook for Exploring Diversity is an excellent supplemental text for pre-service teachers in multicultural, inclusive, or urban education courses, as well as for in-service teachers and participants in professional development workshops. Its 37 real-life case studies represent scena...

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 S...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 7.2 × 0.6 inPublished:April 21, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0137061285

ISBN - 13:9780137061280

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Table of Contents

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 Curriculum

Design 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 Disorder

Design 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 Identity

Design 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 

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