ERIC Number: ED417153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Common Sense about Uncommon Knowledge: The Knowledge Bases for Diversity.
Smith, G. Pritchy
This book explains knowledge bases for teaching diverse student populations. An introduction displays one first-year teacher's experiences with diverse students in a high school classroom in San Angelo, Texas in 1961. The 15 chapters are: (1) "Toward Defining Culturally Responsible and Responsive Teacher Education"; (2) "Knowledge Base 1: Foundations of Multicultural Education"; (3) "Knowledge Base 2: Sociocultural Contexts of Human Growth and Psychological Development in Marginalized Ethnic and Racial Cultures"; (4) "Knowledge Base 3: Cultural and Cognitive Learning Style Theory and Research"; (5) "Knowledge Base 4: Language, Communication and Interactional Styles of Marginalized Cultures"; (6) "Knowledge Base 5: Essential Elements of Culture"; (7) "Knowledge Base 6: Principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching and Culturally Responsive Curriculum Development"; (8) "Knowledge Base 7: Effective Strategies for Teaching Minority Students; (9) Knowledge Base 8: Foundations of Racism"; (10) "Knowledge Base 9: Effects of Policy and Practice on Culture, Race, Gender, and Other Categories of Diversity"; (11) "Knowledge Base 10: Culturally Responsive Diagnosis, Measurement, and Assessment"; (12) "Knowledge Base 11: Sociocultural Influences on Subject-Specific Learning"; (13) "Knowledge Base 12: Gender and Sexual Orientation"; (14) "Knowledge Base 13: Experiential Knowledge"; and (15) "A Final Word: Justice." An appendix presents a list of the components of each of the 13 knowledge bases. (Contains approximately 625 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Communication Skills, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Relevance, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Student), Educational Policy, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Foundations of Education, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Minority Group Children, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Psychological Characteristics, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Relevance (Education), Secondary School Students, Sex Bias, Sexuality, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Test Bias
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Publication Type: Reports - General
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.