ERIC Number: ED464052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Racism in the Classroom: Case Studies.
Duhon, Gwendolyn M.
This book presents 20 cases that address racism in one form or another. Many of the cases are from actual experience. They are intended to bring out actual or possible solutions so that student teachers, novice teachers, and seasoned teachers can find ideas for solving racist problems in their classrooms. The first part focuses on the early years, including cases on parent participation in a neo-Nazi group, cultural influences on parental reactions to student problems, name calling, and stereotypes. The second part focuses on the middle years, offering cases on such issues as cultural differences in expectations for girls, who is honored and why, the new student in class, and the socioeconomically disadvantaged. The third part looks at the high school years and presents cases on such issues as responding to racist comments; us versus them; mainstreaming, gangs, and racial differences; biracial feelings; historical discrimination; lessons learned from Pearl Harbor; who needs help on the PSAT; and reverse discrimination. The fourth section examines teacher education courses, offering cases related to gambling as a source of funding for schools, romanticizing an outlaw, the responsibility to recognize stereotyping, and tracking. (SM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Stereotypes, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Labeling (of Persons), Nazism, Preservice Teacher Education, Racial Bias, Racial Differences, Sex Bias, Socioeconomic Influences, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Track System (Education)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.; Association for Childhood Education International, Olney, MD.