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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®.

Valerie Ooka Pang, San Diego State University

Valerie Ooka Pang (Ph.D. in Education, University of Washington) is a professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. She has taught first and second grade in both rural and urban schools, and is the author of the text, MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION: A CARING-CENTERED, REFLECTIVE APPROACH. Dr. Pang was senior editor of STRUGGLING TO BE HEARD: THE UNMET NEEDS OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN CHILDREN, which was awarded honorable mention by the Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights at Boston University. She has published in a variety of journals including Educational Researcher (an AERA journal), Harvard Educational Review, The Kappan, The Journal of Teacher Education, Oxford University Press Bibliographies, Multicultural Perspectives, Asian American and Pacific Islander Nexus, Action in Teacher Education, Social Education, Theory and Research in Social Education, Multicultural Perspectives, and Multicultural Education. As associate editor of Theory and Research in Social Education from 1998-2002, she worked on pieces that focused on issues of equity, civil rights, culturally relevant teaching, and methodology in social studies. Dr. Pang has consulted with organizations such as Sesame Street, Fox Children's Network, Family Communications (Producers of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood), and Scott Foresman. The National Academy and the Spencer Foundation honored her with a postdoc fellowship. She was a senior Fellow for the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University and honored by organizations such as the American Educational Research Association's Standing Committee on the Role and Status of Minorities in Education, National Association for Multicultural Education, and the University of Washington's College of Education.
  • 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.
1. Multicultural Education: A Foundation for Schools.
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.
Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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"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

ISBN: 9781337094252
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

ISBN: 9781337096119
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

ISBN: 9781337096096
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.