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What's Really Said in the Teachers' Lounge
Provocative Ideas About Cultures and Classrooms


May 1997 | 200 pages | Corwin
"The topic is a critical one. I personally found the book rewarding. I've taken another look at my æculture within' ." Harvey B. Alvy, School Administration Program Coordinator Eastern Washington University Helps teachers explore how cultural beliefs and biases - theirs, their colleagues' and their students' - affect teaching and learning. Get beyond the "public words" people use about your school's diverse population - and learn to deal with everyone's real feelings. Gives all educators the tools they need to introduce a spirit of compassion into their school or classrooms. Offers workable strategies to help educators: * Talk about prejudice and racism in class * Recruit positive community role models for students * Invite students to research and share their own worldviews * Help marginal students feel competent and valued * Involve students' families Find out how to create a "shared culture" for your students and build a real sense of community in your school.

 
PART ONE: CONCEPTUAL PROVOCATIONS
 
Your Culture Is Showing
 
Climate of Political Correctness
 
Just How Different Are We, Anyway?
 
Some Cultural Misunderstandings
with Richard Powell
Beauty and Grace in School Rituals
 
Teaching As If You Were an Anthropologist
 
PART TWO: PURPOSEFUL ACTIONS
with Ellen Kottler
Being and Doing Things Differently in the Classroom
with Gerald Monk
Narrative Approaches to Culture and Learning
with Elaine Jarchow
Internationalizing the Classroom
 
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ISBN: 9780803963382
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