Sense and Sensitivity: Difference and Diversity in Higher Education Classrooms by Elisabeth LillieSense and Sensitivity: Difference and Diversity in Higher Education Classrooms by Elisabeth Lillie

Sense and Sensitivity: Difference and Diversity in Higher Education Classrooms

EditorElisabeth Lillie

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This edited volume examines aspects of teaching and learning in situations where community or ethnic division may impact negatively on classroom experience and behaviour in tertiary education. The book considers cases from four locations where marked divisions in the wider society exert a continuing influence on the student body: Northern Ireland, England, France and the United States of America. All of these countries share certain underlying principles of governance and freedom as well as historical interconnections, but have within them particular groups characterized by various levels of separation and distrust. The sociohistorical context relevant to each case is outlined, followed by a discussion of the attitudes, opinions and reactions of the learners concerned. The volume concludes with a consideration of pedagogical approaches that may help to bridge difference and foster a more positive atmosphere. Although this study focuses on particular community environments, the techniques highlighted by contributors may be useful in any classroom setting where a heterogeneous mix of individuals has the potential to lead to dissension and conflict.
Elisabeth Lillie is Emeritus Professor of Language Learning and Teaching at the University of Ulster. A French specialist with interests in literature, thought and area studies, she also has a range of publications on the subject of teaching and learning in higher education.
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Title:Sense and Sensitivity: Difference and Diversity in Higher Education ClassroomsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3039118692

ISBN - 13:9783039118694

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Contents: Seamus Dunn/Valerie Morgan: Ulster and the Legacy of Divided Schooling – Elisabeth Lillie: Students in Class: Division and Interaction – Gill Cressey: White Elephant: ‘Race’ in Higher Education Social Sciences Classrooms in the West Midlands of England – Elisabeth Lillie: Voices from the Multi-ethnic University in France – Elisabeth Lillie: Unequal Beginnings: Minority Access to Higher Education in the Land of the American Dream – Terrell L. Strayhorn/J. Terrell Lockett: Discussing Race Matters in the College Classroom – Marty Meinardi/Sue Norton: The United Colours of Etiquette: Interculturality in the Higher Education Classroom – Elisabeth Lillie: Teaching Across Diversity: Creating Inclusion, Overcoming Division.