White Teacher, Second Edition, With a New Preface

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Education - 160 pages
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Vivian Paley presents a moving personal account of her experiences teaching kindergarten in an integrated school within a predominantly white, middle-class neighborhood. In a new preface, she reflects on the way that even simple terminology can convey unintended meanings and show a speaker's blind spots. She also vividly describes what her readers have taught her over the years about herself as a "white teacher."
 

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This book focuses on racial issues and doing what is best for each individual child. Paley shares her kindergarten teaching experiences. She deals with many issues in a classroom that is full of ... Read full review

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I read this book for a class called Multicultural Education. Paley discusses her experiences as a kindergarten teacher, and the issues she faced in a multicultural classroom. She explains how she ... Read full review

Contents

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V
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VI
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VII
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VIII
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IX
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XI
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XVIII
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XIX
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XIV
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XVII
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Vivian Gussin Paley, a former kindergarten teacher, is the winner of a MacArthur Award and of the 1998 American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement given by the Before Columbus Foundation.

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