Multicultural Teaching: from Bias to Responsiveness

Teachers must prepare students to be responsible citizens in an environmentally sustainable, globally interconnected, and diverse society; without such preparation the teacher is negating one of the prime directives of education, preparing students to be the future citizens. When it comes to the social environment there is a vast amount of diversity to consider. To … Continue reading Multicultural Teaching: from Bias to Responsiveness

Expect Diversity: Prologue and Epilogue

Expect Diversity in Teaching: A Collection of Personal Stories and Reflections from Teaching that Mirror Multicultural Research Know THYSELF, stories and reflections found here. Know THY STUDENTS, stories and reflections found here. Know THY SUBJECT, stories and reflections found here. PROLOGUE The parent of a former student of mine told me the following story. This … Continue reading Expect Diversity: Prologue and Epilogue

Know Thy Subject: Expect Diversity

There is great controversy in the world of theatre when it comes to casting. Analogous to this is the classroom task of putting on a play. The philosophical question is the same. Does the actor need to match the part? In other words, do you need an actor that is black to play Martin Luther … Continue reading Know Thy Subject: Expect Diversity

Know Thy Students: Expect Diversity

“Our understanding of a group remains incomplete when the perspective of either the insider or the outsider is overlooked (Banks, C.A.M., 1996, p 52).” Knowing the group is essential for anyone in teaching because teaching is a two-way relationship. Students must understand their teacher and the teacher must teach to the student understanding. How does … Continue reading Know Thy Students: Expect Diversity