ERIC Number: ED406507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Dealing with Differences: Taking Action on Class, Race, Gender, and Disability.
Ellis, Angele; Llewellyn, Marilyn
This study/action guide was developed from a project on difference and prejudice that was implemented in a Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) high school in 1994 and evaluated through surveys and in-depth interviews. The book provides a basic introduction to difference and prejudice organized about issues of class, race, gender, and disability in the context of contemporary U.S. society. Designed as a supplemental program for use in the high school humanities classroom twice a week for a semester or a school year, the book also has applications as a teacher resource. The exercises, discussion topics, and readings provide a framework for the educational process of promoting equality. Chapter 1, "Introduction: Exploring the Teachable Moment," discusses the resources teachers and students need to use the program. Chapter 2, "Beginning the Process," opens the discussion of classroom activities and presentation. Each of the next four chapters--"Class and Classism"; "Race, Racism, and Xenophobia"; "Gender, Sexism, and Heterosexism"; "Disability and Ableism"--concentrates on one major area of difference and prejudice. Chapter 7, "Continuing the Commitment," provides an opportunity for reflection and discussion and includes a closing ceremony for the project. A list of 159 resources, grouped roughly by topic, is included. (Contains 7 figures and 62 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Bias, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Equal Education, High School Students, High Schools, Individual Differences, Racial Differences, Resource Materials, Sex Differences, Social Class
Corwin Press, A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pittsburgh School District PA