Growing up White A Veteran Teacher Reflects on Racism

ISBN-10: 1578868378
ISBN-13: 9781578868377
Edition: 2008
Authors: Julie Landsman
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Description: "Growing Up White is for everyone who wants to know more about our schools, our community, our country, and ourselves. Julie Landsman takes the reader on an inventory of her life, pulling from events and scenes a set of lessons learned. She honestly  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
Publication date: 9/5/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

"Growing Up White is for everyone who wants to know more about our schools, our community, our country, and ourselves. Julie Landsman takes the reader on an inventory of her life, pulling from events and scenes a set of lessons learned. She honestly and unflinchingly discloses the privileges she has experienced as a white person and connects those to her presence in city classrooms where she taught for more than twenty-five years."--BOOK JACKET.

Julie Landsman is a teacher & writer in Minneapolis. She has traveled around the country talking to groups of teachers & administrators interested in working in positive ways with students who fail in traditional classrooms. Landsman is the recipient of numerous writing awards, including a Minnesota State Arts Board grant. She is co-editor with David Haynes of "Welcome to Your Life: An Anthology of Contemporary Writing for Young Adults", which was named as a "New York Public Library's Best Books for Young People 2000," & the author of "Basic Needs: A Year with Street Kids in a City School".

Acknowledgments
Note to Reader
Introduction
The World as Home
Language and Song
Stories and Storytellers
Trust
Physical Safety
Community
Bridging the Divide
Separate Worlds
Generalization
The Cost
Hope
Security
Guilt
Visibility
Discovering Omissions, Countering Isolation
Structure
Visceral Learning
Power
Our Subconscious
Messages about Poverty
Negotiating Power and Identity
Content and Style
Adolescence
Our Bodies, Our Voices
Intimate Education
Expectations
Alliances, Risks, and Starting Over
Connecting to Reality
Making Mistakes
Untold Stories, Unheard Voices
Errors and Corrections
Alliances
Trauma
Narrative
Working Within, Working from the Outside
Tribalism, Translation
Boundaries
Intuition, Craft
Perception
Gender, Race, and Separation
Separatism
Lessons Learned
The Arts as a Way In
There Are No Short Cuts
Working Conditions
The Front Office
Getting Comfortable
Overreferral to Special Education
Moments of Vision, Moments of Dissonance
Going to Places of Discomfort
Becoming Outsider
Silence and Refuge
Risk Takers
Students as Experts
Epilogue
Resources
Reflections and Suggestions
References
Index
About the Author

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