Learn how to be more responsive to the diversity among your middle schoolers. This important book, co-published with the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), helps you understand racial, ethnic, linguistic, socioeconomic, gender, intellectual, and social aspects of diversity, and consider how they relate to the unique needs and development of young adolescents. Each chapter begins with a brief case study, followed by background information, questions to consider, practical strategies, and appendices with additional resources. With the helpful advice in this book, you’ll be better prepared to create a more equitable learning environment for all.
Table of Contents
1. Who are middle school students? 2. Racial and ethnic diversity 3.Linguistic diversity 4. Socioeconomic diversity 5. Family structures 6. Physical diversity 7. Gender and sexual diversity 8. Intellectual diversity 9. Emotional diversity 10. Social diversity 11. Geographical diversity 12. Religious diversity 13. Developing a diverse curriculum 14. Differentiating instruction
Elizabeth D. Dore, Ed.D. is recently retired from Radford University (VA) as a full professor in the School of Education and Leadership. She was the coordinator of middle-level teacher education for 14 years, teaching classes in educational psychology, adolescent development, classroom management, assessment, and supervising middle school pre-service students in both early field experience and student teaching.
Deborah H. McMurtrie, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of South Carolina Aiken. She is the university’s middle-level education program coordinator and teaches courses in educational psychology, adolescent development, classroom management, assessment, and teaching diverse populations in the middle and high school. She is a certified teacher with more than 25 years of teaching experience.