ERIC Number: ED457268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice. Volume 2.
Bigelow, Bill, Ed.; Harvey, Brenda, Ed.; Karp, Stan, Ed.; Miller, Larry, Ed.
This companion volume to the first "Rethinking Our Classrooms" presents a collection of articles, curriculum ideas, lesson plans, poetry, and resources designed for educators seeking to pair concerns for social justice with student academic achievement. Topics are: (1) "The Power of Words," including "Where I'm From: Inviting Students' Lives into the Classroom" (Linda Christensen), "What Color is Beautiful" (Alejandro Segura-Mora), and "I Am Proud To Be Bilingual" (Monica Thao); (2) "The Power of the Past", including "Unsung Heroes" (Howard Zinn), "On the Road to Cultural Bias" (Bill Bigelow), and "A Lesson on the Japanese-American Internment" (Mark Sweeting); (3) "The Power of Critique," including "Teaching Math across the Curriculum" (Bob Peterson), "The Human Lives behind the Labels" (Bill Bigelow), and "Girls, Worms, and Body Image" (Kate Lyman); (4) "The Power of Social Action," including "Mississippi Freedom Schools" (David Levine), "Improvs and Civil Rights" (Bill Bigelow), and "Students Blow the Whistle on Toxic Oil Contamination" (Larry Miller and Danah Opland-Dobs); (5) "Rethinking School Culture," including "Rethinking Discipline" (Jehanne Helena Beaton), "Creating Classroom Community" (Beverly Braxton), and "Black Teachers on Teaching" (Michele Foster); (6) "Rethinking Assessment," including "Basketball and Portfolios" (Linda Christensen), "One Size Fits Few" (Susan Ohanian), and "Tracking and the Project Method" (Bob Peterson); (7) "Resources"; and (8) "Poetry Teaching Guide" (Linda Christensen). (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Culturally Relevant Education, Diversity (Student), Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Lesson Plans, Multicultural Education, School Culture, Social Action, Social Bias, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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