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Getting Culture Incorporating Diversity Across the Curriculum

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ISBN-10: 1579222803

ISBN-13: 9781579222802

Edition: 2009

Authors: Regan A. R. Gurung, Loreto R. Prieto

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How do we educate our students about cultural diversity and cultural differences, and eliminate cultural ignorance, stereotyping, and prejudice? What are the conceptual issues involved in reaching this goal? How can we integrate these perspectives in disciplinary and diversity courses, and the curriculum? This book is a resource for answering these questions. Within the framework of current scholarship and discussion of essential concepts, it offers practical techniques, and empirically proven "best practices" for teaching about diversity. The book opens with a conceptual framework, covering such issues as distinguishing teaching to a diverse audience from teaching about diversity and contrasting the incorporation of culture across the curriculum with tokenistic approaches. Subsequent chapters identify classroom practices that can optimize students' learning, especially those from culturally diverse backgrounds; describe feminist principles of education that that promote learning for all students; and address principles of effective on-line instruction for diverse populations. The book is intended for faculty integrating diversity into existing courses, and for anyone creating courses on diversity. The ideas and suggestions in the text can be incorporated into any class that includes a discussion of diversity issues or has a diverse student enrollment. The contributors offer pragmatic and tested ways of overcoming student misconceptions and resistance, and for managing emotional responses that can be aroused by the discussion of diversity. The editors aim to stimulate readers' thinking and inspire fresh ideas. The book further provides teachers of diversity with a range of effective exercises, and attends to such issues as teacher stress and burnout. This book can also serve to inform and guide department chairs and other administrators in the design and implementation of diversity initiatives.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 1/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
General Issues in Teaching About Diversity
Teaching About Culture
Got Culture?: Incorporating Culture into the Curriculum
Teaching About Diversity: Reflections and Future Directions
A Metapedagogical Approach to Culture in the Classroom
Learning Styles as Self-fulfilling Prophecies
The "Why's" and "How's" of Being a Social Justice Ally
The Diversity Monologues: Increasing Understanding and Empathy, Decreasing Stereotypes and Prejudice
Infusing Cross-Cultural Experiences Into the Classroom
Teaching About the Social Psychology of Disability: Issues of Being, Not Being
Foreign Language Learning: A Different Form of Diversity
Feminism and Diversity Education
Teaching Gender Diversity Through Diverse Lenses
Pedagogical Intersections of Gender, Race, and Identity: Signs of a Feminist Teacher
The Inclusive Classroom
Developing Democracy: Encouraging Multiple Viewpoints and Community in Classrooms
Creating Inclusive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Courses
Teaching Diversity Through Literature: Urging Voyages Toward Deeper Understanding
Internationalizing the Psychology Curriculum: Examples of Course Transformation
Experiential Activities for Teaching About Diversity
Enlisting the Participation of Students in Diversifying the Curriculum
A Seat at the Table for Everyone: Exercises in Valuing Diversity
Diversity and Online Environments
Diversity and Distance Education: Cultural Competence for Online Instructors
Using Educational Technology to Teach Diversity Content
Developing Global Connections: Connecting Students in Cross-cultural Online Teaching Activities
Methods and Techniques for Faculty and Diversity Trainers
Pleased to Meet You: Introducing Multicultural Competence and Diversity Awareness to Your Students
Intercultural Simulations and Games: Having Fun While Discussing Serious Matters
The Use of Action Learning Techniques in a Race Relations Course
Keeping it Real: Authenticity in the Diversity Learning Environment
Coping Strategies for Diversity Scholars
Diversity Across Educational Settings
Teaching Diversity in the High School Classroom
Diversity Issues in Community Colleges
Assignments and Course Content in Teaching Diversity
Beyond the Classroom: An Experiential Model for Developing Multicultural Competence
About the Authors
Index