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.
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.