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ERIC Number: ED521822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 240
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-9429-6135-5
Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice. Volume 1. New Edition--Revised and Expanded
Au, Wayne, Ed.; Bigelow, Bill, Ed.; Karp, Stan, Ed.
Rethinking Schools, Ltd
Since the first edition was published in 1994, Rethinking Our Classrooms has sold over 180,000 copies. This revised and expanded edition includes new essays on: (1) science and environmental education; (2) immigration and language; (3) military recruitment; (4) teaching about the world through mathematics; and (5) gay and lesbian issues. Creative teaching ideas, compelling classroom narratives, and hands-on examples show how teachers can promote the values of community, justice, and equality while building academic skills. This book is divided into six parts. Part One, Points of Departure, contains the following: (1) "Lions" (Langston Hughes); (2) Unlearning the Myths That Bind Us: Critiquing Cartoons and Society (Linda Christensen); (3) Rethinking "The Three Little Pigs" (Ellen Wolpert); (4) 10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children's Books for Racism and Sexism (Council on Interracial Books for Children); (5) Celebrating the Joy in Daily Events (Linda Christensen); (6) "Ode to My Socks = Oda a los calcetines" (Pablo Neruda); (7) Taking Multicultural, Anti-Racist Education Seriously: An interview with Enid Lee; and (8) "My Hair Is Long" (Loyen Redhawk Gali). Part Two; Rethinking My Classroom, contains the following: (9) Race and Respect Among Young Children (Rita Tenorio); (10) Holding Nyla: Lessons from an Inclusion Classroom (Katie Kissinger); (11) Teaching for Social Justice: One Teacher's Journey (Bob Peterson); (12) Songs That Promote Justice (Bob Peterson); (13) "Forgiving My Father" (Justin Morris); (14) Playing with Gender: Lessons from an Early Childhood Center (Ann Pelo); (15) The Challenge of Classroom Discipline (Bob Peterson); (16) Helping Students Deal with Anger (Kelley Dawson Salas); (17) Building Community from Chaos (Linda Christensen); (18) Discipline: No Quick Fix (Linda Christensen); (19) "Honeybees" (Paul Fleischman); (20) Teaching About Global Warming in Truck Country (Jana Dean); (21) Students Students Use Math to Confront Overcrowding (Erin E. Turner and Beatriz T. Font Strawhun); (22) Getting Off the Track: Stories from an Untracked Classroom (Bill Bigelow); and (23) "What the mirror said" (Lucille Clifton). Part Three, Teaching Ideas, contains the following: (24) Using Pictures to Combat Bias (Ellen Wolpert); (25) My Mom's Job Is Important (Matt Witt); (26) Father Was a Musician (Dyan Watson); (27) There's More to Heroes Than He-Man (Marcie Osinsky); (28) The Military Recruitment Minefield (Bill Bigelow); (29) Coping with TV: Some Lesson Ideas (Bob Peterson); (30) What Do We Say When We Hear "Faggot"? (Leonore Gordon); (31) Learning from Worms (Rachel Cloues); (32) The Organic Goodie Simulation (Bill Bigelow and Norm Diamond); (33) World Poverty and World Resources (Susan Hersh and Bob Peterson); (34) Math, SATs, and Racial Profiling (Eric Gutstein); (35) The Day Sondra Took Over: Helping Students Become Self-Directed (Cynthia M. Ellwood); (36) Little Things Are Big (Jesus Colon); (37) Haiku and Hiroshima: Teaching About the Atomic Bomb (Wayne Au); (38) Students as Textbook Detectives: An Exercise in Uncovering Bias (Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson); (39) What Can Teachers Do About Sexual Harassment? (Ellen Bravo and Larry Miller); (40) Flirting vs. Sexual Harassment: Teaching the Difference (Nan Stein and Lisa Sjostrom); (41) Celebrating the Student's Voice (Linda Christensen); (42) "Rayford's Song" (Lawson Inada); (43) Promoting Social Imagination Through Interior Monologues (Bill Bigelow and Linda Christensen); (44) "Two Women" (Anonymous); (45) Role Plays: Show, Don't Tell (Bill Bigelow); (46) Testing, Tracking, and Toeing the Line: A Role Play on the Origins of the Modern High School (Bill Bigelow); (47) "Salt of the Earth" Grounds Students in Hope (S. J. Childs); and (48) "The Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr." (Nikki Giovanni). Part Four, Rethinking Our Assumptions, contains the following: (49) My Dirty Little Secret: Why I Don't Grade Papers (Linda Christensen); (50) Expectations Perspective (L. C. Clark); (51) Teachers and Cultural Styles (Asa G. Hilliard, III); (52) Teaching Standard English: Whose Standard? (Linda Christensen); (53) Seeing Color (Lisa Delpit); (54) When Small Is Beautiful: An interview with Hector Calderon; (55) I Won't Learn from You! Confronting Student Resistance (Herbert Kohl); (56) Food Is Not for Play (Jean Hannon); (57) The Politics of Children's Literature: What's Wrong with the Rosa Parks Myth (Herbert Kohl); (58) "In Memory of Crossing the Columbia" (Elizabeth Woody); (59) Heather's Moms Got Married: Creating a Gay- and Lesbian-Friendly Classroom (Mary Cowhey); (60) Thoughts on Teaching Native American Literature (Joseph Bruchac); (61) Why Students Should Study History: An interview with Howard Zinn; (62) History Book Resources (Howard Zinn); and (63) "To the Young Who Want to Die" (Gwendolyn Brooks). Part Five, Beyond the Classroom, contains the following: (64) Why We Need to Go Beyond the Classroom (Stan Karp); (65) "Rebellion Against the North Side" (Naomi Shihab Nye); (66) Teachers Teaching Teachers (Linda Christensen); (67) Equity Claims for NCLB Don't Pass the Test (Stan Karp); (68) Why Standardized Tests Are Bad (Terry Meier); (69) "Lineage" (Margaret Walker); and (70) Students Mobilize for Immigrant Rights (Ryan Knudson and Al Levie). Part Six, Resources, contains the following: (71) Poetry Teaching Guide (Linda Christensen); (72) Videos (Bill Bigelow and Linda Christensen); (73) Video Teaching Strategies (Bill Bigelow and Linda Christensen); (74) Books for Young People; (75) Curricula and Teaching Resources; (76) Periodicals; (77) Organizations; and (78) Poetry Credits. An index is included. [For the "Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice, First Edition", see ED388588.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rethinking Schools
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