2nd Edition

White Teachers / Diverse Classrooms Creating Inclusive Schools, Building on Students’ Diversity, and Providing True Educational Equity

Edited By Julie Landsman, Chance W. Lewis Copyright 2011
    384 Pages
    by Routledge

    384 Pages
    by Routledge

    · Interviews with Black students and experienced educators provide guidance on how to teach successfully in multicultural classes· Insights and ideas to promote observation, reflection, and effective classroom practice· Ideal for initiating constructive discussion in pre-service courses, and for professional development· Defines the seven characteristics of successful multicultural teaching· Based on the acclaimed book These interviews with Black students, White and Black teachers, educational experts and school administrators poignantly bring to life the issues, strategies and competencies that teachers need to engage with–if they are to create the conditions that will enable their students of color to succeed and excel.From these candid, unscripted interviews, there emerge seven key drivers of inclusive teaching.The ideas and insights captured in this DVD are placed in context by short introductory and concluding commentaries by the editors of the acclaimed companion book, White Teachers / Diverse Classrooms.The feature 33 minute track is enhanced by a further 83 minutes of additional footage that presents more extensive interviews with many of the participants, to add depth to pedagogical approaches they advocate.This DVD is effective both for group viewing and discussion, and for individual study. It will spur debate, stimulate ideas and reflection, and inspire.White Teachers / Diverse Classrooms DVDRegion: 0 / NTSC. Can be played on any computer worldwide / Plays on North American TVs onlyClosed captioning for the hearing impaired. Includes educational performance rights.

    Introduction. A Call to Action and Self-Reflection for White Teachers in Diverse Classrooms—Julie G. Landsman and Chance W. Lewis Part I. Foundations of Our Work. Recognizing Power, Privilege, and Perspectives 1. Being White. Invisible Privileges of a New England Prep School Girl—Julie Landsman 2. Reflections on Education. A Two Way Journey—Kahlia Yang and Aaron Rudolf Miller Hokanson Part II. Culturally Relevant Teachers. Foundations and Personal Engagement 3. "Yes, But How Do We Do It?". Practicing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy—Gloria Ladson-Billings 4. The Empty Desk in the Third Row. Experiences of an African American Male Teacher—Robert Simmons 5. But Good Intentions Are Not Enough. Doing What’s Necessary to Teach for Diversity—H. Richard Milner 6. The Unintentional Undermining of Multicultural Education. Educators at the Equity Crossroads—Paul Gorski 7. White Women’s Work. On the Front Lines of Urban Education—Stephen D. Hancock 8. When Truth and Joy Are At Stake. Challenging the Status Quo in the High School English Class—Julie Landsman 9. Color Blindness, Unconscious Bias, and Student Achievement in Suburban Schools—Justin Grinage 10. Tips for School Principals and Teachers. Helping Black Students Achieve—Dorothy F. Garrison-Wade and Chance W. Lewis 11. How Can Service-Learning Increase the Academic Achievement of Urban African American Students—Verna Cornelia Price Part III. Knowing Who Is In The Classroom. How White Teachers Can Ensure All Children Achieve 12. What Are You? Are You Indian? Are You Chinese?. The Lifelong Journey of an Adopted Latina—Stephanie Flores-Khoulish 13. Daring To Teach. Challenging the Western Narrative of American Indians in the Classroom—Beverly Klug 14. Educating Black Males. Interview With Professor Emeritus Joseph White, Ph. D, Author of Black Men Emerging—Julie Landsman 15. Black/African American Families. Coming of Age in Predominantly White Communities—Val Middleton, Kieran Coleman, and Chance W. Lewis 16. Understanding Korean American Students. Facts, Not Myth—Ok-Hee Lee 17. Low Expectations are the Worst Form of Racism—Carolyn L. Holbrook 18. How Educators Can Support the High Expectations for Education that Exists in the Latino Family and Student Community—Jennifer Godinez 19. I Don’t Understand Why My African American Students Are Not Achieving. An Exploration of the Connection among Personal Power, Teachers’ Perceptions and the Academic Engagement of African American Students—Verna Cornelia Price 20. African American Student Athletes and White Teachers’ Classroom Interactions. Implications for Teachers, Coaches, Counselors, and Administrators—Bruce B. Douglas, Estrom DuBois Pitre, and Chance W. Lewis Part IV. Creating Classrooms for Equity, Activism, and Social Justice 21. Educators Supporting DREAMERS. Becoming an Undocumented Student Ally—William Perez, Susana Munoz, Cynthia Alcantar, and Nancy Guarneros 22. Preparing Teachers to Develop Inclusive Communities—Sharon R. Ishii-Jordan 23. Culturally Responsive School-Community Partnerships. Strategy for Success—Bridgie Ford


    Julie Landsman has taught in Minneapolis Public Schools for 25 years. She has also been a visiting Professor at Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota, and an adjunct professor at Hamline University and Metro State University in St. Paul. She is the author of numerous books on race and education and a frequent speaker and consultant around the country and abroad. She can be reached through her website at jlandsman.com Chance W. Lewis is the Houston Endowment Inc., Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Urban Education and the Co-Director of the urban education graduate program in the College of Education at Texas A&M University. Additionally, Dr. Lewis is the Co-Director of the Center for Urban School Partnerships at Texas A&M University. Dr. Lewis also serves as the Deputy Director for the Center of African American Research and Policy (CAARP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his career, Dr. Lewis has over 100 publications include over 50 refereed journal articles in some of the leading academic journals in the field of urban education and teacher education. Additionally, he has received over $4 million in external research funds to support his research. To date, Dr. Lewis has author/co-authored/co-edited 4 books: White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms: A Guide for Building Inclusive Schools, Eliminating Racism and Promoting High Expectations (Stylus, 2006), The Dilemmas of Being an African American Male in the New Millennium: Solutions for Life Transformation; An Educator’s Guide to Working with African American Students: Strategies for Promoting Academic Success (Infinity, 2008); and Transforming Teacher Education: What Went Wrong with Teacher Training and How We Can Fix It (Stylus, 2010). Finally, Dr. Lewis has provided consultative services (i.e., professional development and research services) to over 100 school districts and universities across the United States and Canada. Dr. Lewis can be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or v

    "The second edition of White Teachers, Diverse Classrooms adds seven essays to 14 of the original chapters. In the first edition, the editors selected essays about pedagogical methods that might close the achievement gap between white and African American students. The new edition contains sevena rticles describing approaches for teachers working with Latino, Asian, or Native American students. Summing Up: Recommended."


    Acclaim for the first edition:

    "Black and White teachers here provide an insightful approach to inclusive and equitable teaching and illustrate its transformative power to bring about success.”

    Education Digest

    "Practical advice for teachers and administrators on ways to improve the education of students of color, emphasizing that low expectations are the worst form of racism.”

    Education Week

    "This is a very good book for teachers to put on their shelves; I recommend its use at the university level as a teaching tool as well.”

    Multicultural Review