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Cultural Diversity Pedagogy and Meta-Case Design
A New Approach to Diversity in Education

ISBN 9780367560690
Published March 12, 2021 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

Responding to the growing need for educators to have a deeper understanding of cultural diversity, this book provides a theoretically-rich and empirically-sound analysis of diversity education, to develop a new cultural diversity pedagogy. The author deconstructs and navigates the complex field of diversity education, arguing for a more socially engaged approach, in which educators and researchers develop their perspectives on cultural diversity by examining their own assumptions, values, and beliefs. This is explored through a series of 10 case studies based in primary school settings demonstrating that teaching and learning environments are crucial to the success of cultural diversity.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.  Background: Why cultural diversity education.  Overview of Chapters.  1. Theory: Metaphysical pedagogy for cultural diversity.  2. Methodology: Meta-case design for cultural diversity pedagogy research.  3. Post-case design 1: Learning goals for cultural diversity.  4. Post-case design 2: Relational peer assessment.  5. Post-case design 3: Relational motivation and shared responsibility.  6. Post-case design 4: Empathetic learning.  7. Post-case design 5: Culturally inclusive critical thinking.  8. Post-case design 6: Cultural privilege as a pedagogical process.  9. Post-case design 7: Divergent thinking and perspective-taking.  10. Post-case design 8: Authentic classroom ownership through spatiotemporality.  11. Post-case design 9: Co-participatory formative assessment.  12. Post-case design 10: Multiple methods of asking questions.  Conclusion: Meta-case design.

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Neal Dreamson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Technology and Society at State University New York, Korea and an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia.