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ERIC Number: ED535352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 272
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6125-0466-7
High Schools, Race, and America's Future: What Students Can Teach Us about Morality, Diversity, and Community
Blum, Lawrence
Harvard Education Press
In "High Schools, Race, and America's Future", Lawrence Blum offers a lively account of a rigorous high school course on race and racism. Set in a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse high school, the book chronicles students' engagement with one another, with a rich and challenging academic curriculum, and with questions that relate powerfully to their daily lives. Blum, an acclaimed moral philosopher whose work focuses on issues of race, reflects with candor, insight, and humor on the challenges and surprises encountered in teaching--the unexpected turns in conversation, the refreshing directness of students' questions, the "aha" moments and the awkward ones, and the paradoxes of his own role as a white college professor teaching in a multiracial high school classroom. "High Schools, Race, and America's Future" provides an invaluable resource for those who want to teach students to think deeply and talk productively about race. [Foreword by Gloria Ladson-Billings.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A