Teaching for Change: The Difference, Power, and Discrimination Model

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Jun Xing, Susan Shaw, Larry Roper, Judith L. Li
Lexington Books, 2007 - Education - 249 pages
Over the past three decades, American higher education has witnessed a shift in demographics which has created a more diverse student body. However, many university campuses remain unsupportive or even hostile to minority faculty and students. This anthology introduces to readers the Difference, Power, and Discrimination (DPD) Program, a 15-year-old curricular model, at Oregon State University. DPD is concerned with helping students understand the complex dynamics of difference, power, and discrimination and how these dynamics influence institutions, with the goal of empowering students to alleviate oppression and other negative outcomes. Teaching for Change addresses the needs of those who are engaged in diversity training and curricular reforms both in higher education and public schools. It will serve as a useful guide for administrators as well as teaching faculty who are interested in initiating similar programs.
 

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Contents

A History of Difference Power and Discrimination at Oregon State University
5
Course Rationale Criteria and Design
21
The Difference Power and Discrimination Program Role in the OSU Baccalaureate Core
35
The DPD Seminar A Pedagogical Model for Negotiating Difference
49
Teaching Teachers to Transgress Facilitating the DPD Seminar
67
Challenges and Rewards of Teaching DPD in a Science Curriculum
115
WritingtoLearn and Writing for Change
129
Difference Power and Discrimination in Engineering Education
147
DPD and Graduate Education Earning an Advanced Degree in a Fragmented Curriculum
169
Transcending Just Another Baccalaureate Requirement Operationalizing the Teachings of Difference Power and Discrimination
183
Applying DPD at Other Institutions An Incremental Additive Approach
197
Difference Power and Responsibility at Chemeketa Community College
211
Creating Sustaining and Transforming Difference Power and Discrimination Programs
227
Index
235
About the Contributors
245
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Jun Xing is the Director of the Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program at Oregon State University and a professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies.
Judith L. Li is Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University.
Larry D. Roper is Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Professor of Ethnic Studies at Oregon State University.
Susan M. Shaw is Associate Professor and Director of Women's Studies at Oregon State University.

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