Developing Critical Cultural Competence: A Guide for 21st-Century Educators

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Corwin Press, Aug 31, 2011 - Education - 199 pages
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"This book shows you how to provide professional development for teachers that deepens their cultural understanding and includes activities for translating new knowledge into action. Companion website available"-- Provided by publisher.
 

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Contents

How Are We Currently Preparing Educators for Diverse Classrooms?
9
How Can We Understand Ourselves as Cultural Beings?
33
How Can We Link Our Personal and Professional Identities?
57
4 How Do We Prepare Educators to Understand and Appreciate Student Diversity?
79
How Do We Prepare Educators to Become Cultural Brokers for Student Success?
95
How Can We Learn More About Parents and Families?
115
How Can We Learn From Parents Families and Communities?
137
How Do We Maximize Teaching and Learning Opportunities?
157
References
177
Index
187
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Barbara B. Levin is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Univesity of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Her research interests include studying teachers' pedagogical beliefs and the development of teacher thinking across the career span, integrating technology into the K -15 curriculum and using case-based pedagogies and problem-based learning in teacher education. Levin is an associate editor of "Teacher Education Quarterly" and has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles and three books including Who Learns What From Cases and How?, Energizing Teacher Education and Professional Development with Problem-Based Learning, Case Studies of Teacher Development. She completed her Ph.D. in educational psychology at the Univestiy of California at Berkeley.

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