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Diversity matters : understanding diversity in schools

Author: Lynn Kell Spradlin; Richard D Parsons
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Thomson Wadsworth, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Student edView all editions and formats
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An intellectual and emotional exploration of cultural diversity that covers current research and personal narratives from members of diverse groups, this text helps you understand marginalization and its effect on academic achievement while utilizing practical application strategies that will ensure that all students are active contributors to their own learning.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Kell Spradlin; Richard D Parsons
ISBN: 0495189529 9780495189527
OCLC Number: 122701033
Description: xxviii, 304 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Section I: UNDERSTANDING WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE A MARGINALIZED STATUS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY. 1. Defining Marginalization. 2. Minority Parent Alienation in Schools. 3. School Climate. 4. The Classroom Teacher. Section II: MINORITY VOICES - RACE, ETHNICITY, CLASS, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND DISABILITY. 5. Learning from Native American Stories. 6. Learning from Asian American Stories. 7. Learning from Latino/a Stories. 8. Learning from African American Stories. 9. Learning from Working Class Stories. 10. Learning from Women's Stories. 11. Learning from Gay Men's and Lesbian Women's Stories. 12. Learning from Persons' with Disabilities Stories. Section III: PROMOTING CHANGE AND ACHIEVEMENT. 13. Reducing Stratification Effects on Academic Achievement. 14. Transforming Knowledge: A Primary Form of Teacher Advocacy. 15. Moving from Me to We: Advocacy for Teachers. Index.
Responsibility: Lynn Kell Spradlin, Richard D. Parsons.
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