Cultures in Conflict: Eliminating Racial Profiling

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R&L Education, Jan 16, 2010 - Education - 106 pages
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The suspension and expulsion of ethnic minority students, especially African American males , remains a critical issue in schools today. This book addresses the root causes of racial disparity in discipline. Dr. Bireda shows how culturally conditioned beliefs and cultural misunderstanding negatively impact teacher-student relationships and interactions in the classroom. In addition, factors in the school climate that may precipitate and escalate disciplinary events are examined. Ultimately, Cultures In Conflict provides a framework which assists administrators and teachers in establishing a dialogue on issues related to race and culture, and provides a set of strategies for reducing disciplinary events and referrals.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Discipline
3
Chapter 2 A New Urgency
7
Chapter 3 Merely a Symptom
13
Chapter 4 The Impact of Culture
19
Chapter 5 CrossCultural Communication
33
Chapter 6 Stereotyping in the Classroom
41
Chapter 7 Cultural ConflictsCultural Conditioning
51
Chapter 8 School Discipline andSchool Climate
63
Chapter 9 Changing the School Climate
69
Chapter 10 Changing Individual Attitudes
79
Chapter 11 The Village Approach
89
Chapter 12 Evaluating the Process
93
Appendix
103
Bibliography
105
Author
109
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Martha R. Bireda has been an educational consultant for twenty years, specializing in racial disparity in discipline and the racial achievement gap.

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