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ERIC Number: ED521789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 408
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-9429-6132-4
Open Minds to Equality: A Source Book of Learning Activities to Affirm Diversity and Promote Equity. Third Edition
Schniedewind, Nancy; Davidson, Ellen
Rethinking Schools, Ltd
"Open Minds to Equality" is an educator's sourcebook of activities to help students understand and change inequalities based on: race, gender, class, age, language, sexual orientation, physical/mental ability, and religion. The activities promote respect for diversity and interpersonal equality among students, fostering a classroom that is participatory, cooperative, and democratic. This guide is a resource for teachers, leaders in professional development, and curriculum specialists. Following an introduction, these chapters are contained in this book: (1) Recognizing Roadblocks to Equality; (2) Teaching for Equality; (3) Building Trust and Communication; (4) Developing Skills for Creative Cooperation; (5) Expanding Our Vistas: Our Lives to Others' Lives; (6) New Words: New Perspectives; (7) Discrimination: Prices and Choices; (8) Investigating Your Environment; (9) More Environmental Influences and Their Effects; (10) Things Can Be Different; and (11) We Can Make Changes. A resource section, and an annotated bibliography are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rethinking Schools