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ERIC Number: ED494697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 192
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5788-6181-0
A White Teacher Talks about Race
Landsman, Julie
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Veteran teacher Julie Landsman leads the reader through a day of teaching and reflection about her work with high school students who are from a variety of cultures. She speaks honestly about issues of race, poverty, institutional responsibility, and white privilege by engaging the reader in the experiences of a day in the classroom with some of her remarkable students. Throughout the day, readers meet bigotry head-on, struggle with questions of racial identity, and find cultural conflict in the corridors of the school building. Along the way, readers come face to face with Tyrone, a young African-American student grappling with the realities of discrimination in suburbia. Readers encounter Sheila, a teenage mother struggling to raise her baby in poverty, and they get to know Sarah, a white girl living on the streets of Minneapolis. Through the author's eyes, readers begin to understand the complexities of teaching in today's society and learn within the pages of this book, if only just for a moment, what it feels like to be the other. After the introduction titled, "Our Changing World: A Cause for Celebration," the book continues with seventeen chapters: (1) Before School: What I Bring; (2) Waiting for First Hour; (3) First Hour: Recognizing Oneself; (4) Second Hour: History and Literature; (5) Third Hour: Student Voices as the Center of the Class; (6) Lunch Hour: Students' Lives; (7) Fourth Hour: Connections; (8) Interlude: Twenty-Four Seven; (9) Fifth Hour: Representing; (10) My White Power World; (11) Sixth Hour: Expectations; (12) After School: Training Teachers; (13) At Night: Community; (14) Living in Different Worlds; (15) Celebrations at School; (16) Celebrations at Home; and (17) Resistance: The Power of White Activism. Also included are an Epilogue; A Final Note to My Readers; References; Acknowlegments; and About the Author.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A