A Journey to Unlearn and Learn in Multicultural Education

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Peter Lang, 2009 - Education - 221 pages
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Multicultural teacher education does not work without attending to the inner landscapes of learners. This collection of essays depicts a journey of unlearning deeply cherished assumptions, and gaining new, difficult understandings of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and global issues in teacher education. Foregrounding learners’ own voices and highlighting those intimate moments of awakening through a process-oriented and dialogic approach, this book, in its profoundly moving narrative and critically reflective voices, speaks directly to pre-service and in-service teachers and informs teacher educators’ multicultural pedagogical theory and practice. Demonstrating the power of multicultural education through the learner’s lens, this compelling and inspirational book is a much-needed text for undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher education, multicultural education, curriculum studies, and social foundations of education.
 

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Contents

Two Perspectives on Race and Gender Ben Mortensen
3
Power and Privilege Juliana Utley and Betsy Showalter
11
Lessons in an Unspoken Language Sue Rankin
19
Opening Up Intellectual and Emotional Gates Yan Yang
25
A Mothers Story Miriam Ward
37
Teaching Multicultural Education through Autobiographies
43
An Account
51
What Was the Real Motive?
57
An Educators
125
Connecting Global Perspectives and Personhood
133
The Color of Fear the Change in David and Racial Identity
141
A SelfAwareness Revelation
149
Seeing Others Seeing Myself Sean Kinder
159
Overcoming Institutional Racism
167
SelfUnderstanding and Engaging Others
173
Giving Voices to Uncomfortable Truths
181

Stopping Willful Amnesia Julie K Nethon
63
Historical Memory and Pedagogical Encounter
79
Embracing Ones Own Culture and Respecting Differences
93
Reclaiming My Own Heritage Julie Macomb
99
Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language in the U
109
An International Student
117
The Journey of Becoming
187
Educating Young Adults through Social Justice Literature
199
Culture and the Literary Canon Martin Meadows
205
References
213
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The Editors: Hongyu Wang is Associate Professor of Curriculum Studies at Oklahoma State University. She received her Ph.D. in curriculum theory from Louisiana State University. She teaches graduate classes in multicultural education and curriculum studies. Author of The Call from the Stranger on a Journey Home (Lang, 2004), she is co-editor with Claudia Eppert of Cross-cultural Studies in Curriculum (2008). Recipient of a Regents Distinguished Research Award at Oklahoma State University in 2006, she is the co-editor for the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing.
Nadine Olson is Associate Professor of Foreign Language Education at Oklahoma State University. She received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of Georgia. In 2000 she received the Lowell Dunham Award for Excellence in Language Teaching. She is a national program reviewer for ACTFL/NCATE, has received grants for teacher training in second languages, and directs international internships for teacher candidates.

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