We Can't Teach What We Don't Know White Teachers, Multiracial Schools

ISBN-10: 0807746657
ISBN-13: 9780807746653
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Gary Howard outlines what good teachers know, what they do, and how they embrace culturally responsive teaching. Howard brings his bestselling book completely up to date with today's school reform efforts and includes a new introduction and a new  More...

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List price: $26.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 7/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Gary Howard outlines what good teachers know, what they do, and how they embrace culturally responsive teaching. Howard brings his bestselling book completely up to date with today's school reform efforts and includes a new introduction and a new chapter that speak directly to current issues such as closing the achievement gap, and to recent legislation such as No Child Left Behind.

Gary R. Howard has more than 40 years of experience working with issues of civil rights, social justice, equity, education, and diversity, including 25 years as the Founder of the REACH Center for Multicultural Education. He is a key�note speaker, writer, and workshop leader who has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Australia. Mr. Howard completed his undergraduate work in Cultural Anthropology and Social Psychology at Yale University and did graduate work in ethics and social justice at Yale Divinity School. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at both Western Washington University and Seattle University.nbsp;nbsp; Mr. Howard has provided extensive training in cultural competence and culturally responsive practice to schools, universities, social service agencies, and businesses throughout the United States and Australia. He is the author of numerous articles on race, justice, and multicultural issues and has developed collections of curriculum materials that are being used internationally. His landmark book, We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers/Multiracial Schools (Second Edition, 2006), published by Columbia University, is considered a groundbreaking work examining issues of privilege, power, and the role of White leaders and educators in a multicultural society.nbsp;nbsp; The central focus of Gary Howard's current work, which is docu�mented in We Can't Lead Where We Won't Go: An Educator's Guide to Equity , is leading intensive Equity Leadership Institutes that provide educational organizations with the internal capacity to deliver high quality professional development for social justice and sys�temic change. Mr. Howard is frequently asked to deliver keynote addresses at regional and national conferences. In these presentations he draws on a wide range of experiences and travel exploring diversity and social justice issues with leaders from many cultures around the world. Mr. Howard's speeches employ rich imagery and stories drawn from his annual white water equity workshops on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.

IRVING SEIDMAN is Director of Teacher Education and Coordinator of English Teacher Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Series Foreword
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Diversity Is Not a Choice
The Inner Work of Multicultural Teaching
The Outer Work of Social Transformation
Organization of Book
Further Considerations
White Man Dancing: A Story of Personal Transformation
The Luxury of Ignorance
Baptism by Fire
Bringing It All Back Home
Adventures of an Anti-Racist Racist
Shaping an Authentic White Identity
The Dance Continues
White Dominance and the Weight of the West
Reflections in the Eye of a Snake
Social Dominance in Research and Theory
The Lens of Indigenous Experience
White Dominance in Theory and Practice
The Possibility of Change
Decoding the Dominance Paradigm
The Dynamics of Dominance
Possibilities for Hope and Healing
White Educators and the River of Change
The River of Diversity
White Teachers and the Healing Response
From Social Dominance to Social Justice
Mapping the Journey of White Identity Development
Theories of Racial Identity Development
Cautionary Notes
Ways of Being White: A Practitioner's Approach to Multicultural Growth
White Identity Orientations
Reflections on the Rhetoric of Whiteness
White Teachers and School Reform: Toward a Transformationist Pedagogy
Social Dominance and the Achievement Gap
What Transformationist Teachers Know
The Achievement Triangle
What Transformationist Teachers Do
Toward a Transformationist Pedagogy
The Politics of Good Teaching
Our Unfinished Work: White Educators and La Tierra Transformativa
Complexity and Choice
Community and Change
Beyond the Borderlands: La Tierra Transformativa
Guidelines for Discussion and Reflection
References
Index
About the Author

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