Diversity Pedagogy Examining the Role of Culture in the Teaching-Learning Process

ISBN-10: 020540555X
ISBN-13: 9780205405558
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $130.20
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

";A monumental piece of work! Exciting, insightful, authentic, and comprehensive. Rosa Herniquest;ez Sheets has written a ground-breaking, thought-provoking text unmatched by others in the area of multicultural education, educational psychology, and child development. This text should be required reading in every institution of higher education that prepares teachers to teach in multicultural, multilingual, socially diverse settings. Herniquest;ez Sheets has successfully intersected and integrated issues of diversity with pedagogy, culture, and human development. This teacher-friendly, straightforward, highly readable, and brilliant work is a must for those of us involved in teacher preparation"; -Laureen Chew, Professor and Department Chair, College of Education, San Francisco State University ";In this book teachers have many opportunities to ";see"; theory personified as practice, and to witness how ideas move from conceptual abstraction to instructional action. This is a compelling accomplishment that should be empowering to multicultural education novices, as well as affirming to the more experienced advocates."; -Geneva Gay, Professor, University of Washington ";This is a marvelous book! Very soundly conceptualized and clearly written, this lively and engaging text is peopled with a wide variety of students and classrooms. Rosa Herniquest;ez Sheets skillfully helps teachers see their power to facilitate healthy development, sense of self, and academic achievement of the culturally and linguistically diverse students in today's schools. Readers will find this book well-grounded in research, and at the same time delightfully readable and engaging."; -Christine Sleeter, California State University, Monterey Bay ";Rosa Herniquest;ez Sheets has provided in Diversity Pedagogy not only the first but also the best currently existing textbook that defines ";diversity pedagogy"; and clarifies the relationships among culture, cognition, teaching, and learning. Within these relationships that form a complex classroom ecology, significant variables of diversity-ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, ability differences, and family structures-are addressed."; -G. Pritchy Smith, University of North Florida ";Sheets' view of culture is expressed less in terms of traits (customs, habits, tradition) and more in terms of sets of control mechanisms that help to explain why children behave as they do in a school or classroom-based context. In a word, her approach is additive, honoring the norms, morals, and cultural values that children bring with them to school. . . . Indeed, she suggests that without such attention to student differences, the very achievement that all teachers of culturally diverse classrooms seek is not possible."; -Angela Valenzuela, University of Texas, Austin

Each chapter begins with an ldquo;Introductionrdquo; and concludes with a ldquo;Conclusionrdquo; and ldquo;Recommended Readings.rdquo; Dedication
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction to Diversity Pedagogy
Student Learning and Culture
Student Learning and Culture
Culture as a Socialization Process
The Power of Culture
The Maintenance of Culture
Classroom Applications
Examining Personal Thinking Habits
Observing Student Responses to Learning
Assuming Responsibility for Pedagogical Knowledge
Diversity Pedagogy
Diversity Pedagogy
Eight Dimensions
Teacher Pedagogical Behaviors
Students' Cultural Displays
Conceptualization of Diversity Pedagogy
Relationship Among Culture, Cognition, Teaching, and Learning
Classroom Application
Selecting a Diversity Ideology
Centering Students in the Teaching-Learning Process
Diversity Pedagogy Dimensions
Diversity: Developing Consciousness of Differences
Diversity Pedagogy Dimension #1: Diversity/Consciousness of Differences
Teacher Pedagogical Behaviors
Family Diversity
Socio-Economic Status
Sexual Orientation
Gender
Ability Differences
Student Cultural Displays
Development of Prejudicial Thinking
Gender Development and Cultural Gender Information
Classroom Applications
Examining Student Responses to Differences
Respecting Diversity in Self and Others
Providing Experiences Valuing Diversity
Identity: Understanding Ethnic Identity Development
Diversity Pedagogy Dimension #2: Identity/Ethnic Identity Development
Teacher Pedagogical Behaviors
Identity
Human Development
Race, Racial Groups, and Racial Identity
Student Cultural Displays
Ethnic Identity
Ethnic Identity in a Culturally Pluralistic Society
Young Children's Ethnic Socialization Patterns
Formation and Development of Ethnic Identity
Ethnicity and School Practices
Classroom Application
Recognizing Cultural Positioning
Examining Classroom Climate and Curricular Content
Social Interactions: Improving Interpersonal Relationships
Diversity Pedagogy Dimension #3: Social Interactions/Interpersonal Relationships
Teacher Pedagogical Behaviors
The Role of Friendship
Peer Friendship Development
Factors Influencing Friendship Selections
Student Cultural Displays
Gender Preferences
Race and Friendship Choices
Social Isolation
Classroom Applications
Acknowledging the Importance of Friendship
Recognizing Harmful Behavior and Intervening
Culturally Safe Classroom Context: Advancing Self-regulated Learning
Diversity Pedagogy Dimension #4: Culturally Safe Context/Self-Regulated Learning
Teacher Pedagogical Behaviors
Classroom Management and Discipline
Creating Culturally Comfortable Classrooms
Students Cultural Displays
Self-Regulated Learning
Culture and Self-regulation
Classroom Applications
Establishing an Emotional Climate
Enabling Self-discipline
Involving Students in the Physical Context
Developing Strategies for "at-risk" Students
Language: Creating Conditions for Language Learning
Diversity Pedagogy Dimension #3: Language/Language Learning
Teacher Pedagogical Behaviors
Language and Culture
Language Diversity
Language Instruction in Schools
Student Cultural Displays
First Language Acquisition
Second Language Acquisition
Language Loss
Classroom Applications

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