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Valerie Pang's DIVERSITY AND EQUITY IN THE CLASSROOM bridges theory and practice using a student-centered and culture-centered approach based on a philosophy of social justice and equal outcomes for all. Students will learn why they should think about and value student culture as well as how to weave those values into the curriculum and classroom. Organized around social characteristics in response to the reality of people's multiple identities, the text emphasizes the intersectionality of diverse identities and promotes teachers' self-reflection of their own biases. Guided by social constructivism as the cognitive foundation for learning, the text's extensive strategies and methods help teachers learn how to address prejudice and integrate culturally relevant teaching in their curriculum and classroom instruction. Checklists, teaching tips, and tools for classroom use are highlighted throughout the text and available as Professional Resource Downloads in the online MindTap®.
- This text is organized around social characteristics in response to the reality of individuals' multiple identities and the difficulty teachers have in reaching all students in their diverse classrooms. It brings together the most up-to-date information about social characteristics such as race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disabilities/exceptionalities, age, and religion -- key areas about which teachers need extensive knowledge so that they can work effectively with all learners.
- Timelines provide teachers with comprehensive information about the history and viewpoints of various communities such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Jews, Latinos, Native Americans, LGBTQ individuals, and women.
- MindTap® is a digital platform that guides students through the course by combining the complete textbook with interactive multimedia, activities, assessments, and learning tools. Highly customizable by instructors, MindTap® is designed to elevate students' thinking by getting them to engage with chapter concepts, apply concepts, prepare artifacts for their portfolio, check their understanding through assessments, and learn the habit of self-reflection through video activities and mini-case scenarios.
- Intersectionality is discussed throughout the text and also highlighted in a section that appears before every chapter's summary. This section supports a main theme of the chapter as it relates to intersectionality, helping future educators understand that students are members of a variety of cultural groups and that they are much more than their race and/or ethnicity.
- Case Study features (one or two per chapter) provide information about complex issues and real-world situations or experiences in schools. Each case study is accompanied by two Reflection Questions that engage students in critical thinking.
- Take a Stand features provide students with the opportunity to apply concepts and critically evaluate educational issues such as transgender bathroom use, bullying, and the best teaching approach for bilingual students.
- My Journal features provide students with a guided portfolio that gives them the opportunity to decide on a course of action in the classroom. Students can upload their journal entries into the Pathbrite Portfolio App in the MindTap® product, and keep the portfolio with them when they complete their coursework and transition to teaching. Topics include "Culturally Relevant Teaching Principles and Practices," "Which Cultural Group Do You Identify With?" and "What Should I Do About Homophobia in the Classroom?"
- Checklist features provide practical "how-to" tools for teaching in the classroom; these are also available electronically as Professional Resource Downloads in MindTap®.
- Teaching Tips focus readers' attention on hands-on strategies that teachers can use in their classrooms, helping them understand that they can make a difference with their students by using specific, culturally affirming methods. The tips are also available electronically as Professional Resource Downloads in MindTap®.
- Application: Know and Go Tools in the Classroom appear at the end of every chapter and provide additional strategies and tools for teaching in the classroom. They are also available electronically in the Professional Resource Download section of MindTap®.
- Numerous photos and charts throughout the text help to illustrate discussions and provide a great deal of information in a visual form, ensuring that the issues presented -- such as inequalities in student achievement or minimum wages -- are easy to understand.
2. The Power of Culture.
3. Culturally Relevant Teaching.
4. Race: Historical Oppression.
5. Race and the Struggle for Civil Rights.
6. Social Oppression: Classism and Sexism.
7. Human Diversity: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
8. Social Biases: Discrimination Based on Religion, Immigrant Status, and Exceptionalities.
9. Prejudice and Bullying.
10. Language Development and Acquisition.
11. Diversity and the Achievement Gap.
"An amazing new textbook that engages students with a friendly voice; students will feel like they are engaged in dialog with someone they know. The theoretical underpinning of the text is based on sound premises of multicultural education, and the activities in each chapter call for deeper reflection, critical thinking, and application."
"The text provides an up-to-date guide for preparing teachers for a diverse classroom environment by providing historical context and practical tips related to addressing diversity and oppression in the classroom setting."
"An innovative and modern approach to the subject. Clearly written and appealing to students."
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Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank
Streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation using such resources as brief chapter outlines, chapter summaries, detailed chapter lecture outlines, lecture suggestions, video suggestions, and creative lecture and teaching suggestions. This manual also contains student learning objectives, key terms, essay/discussion questions, student activities, discussion exercises, and Internet exercises.
Online PowerPoint® Slides
Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation.
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.