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Creating Culturally Considerate Schools: Educating Without Bias (Paperback)
  • Creating Culturally Considerate Schools: Educating Without Bias (Paperback)

Creating Culturally Considerate Schools: Educating Without Bias (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 05/09/2012
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This unique collaboration between a veteran educator and a psychotherapist shows that the educators who are most effective in teaching diverse student populations are the ones who can "see students clearly and respond to their needs without hesitation or bias." Framed around an original, eight-stage model of diversity development, this book provides readers with essential tools for building a sturdy foundation of mutual respect upon which schools without bias can be constructed. Included are specific strategies for creating a school environment that

Gives voice and consideration to all students

Shows interest, empathy, and respect for all staff members

Advocates respect and reverence of individuality

Adapts innovative policies-despite resistance-that best serve the total school community

In addition to vignettes, anecdotes, and case examples, the authors provide worksheets for problem-solving, conflict resolution, clear communication, rules of engagement, reflection, and scenario study. This book will help educators boost student achievement by giving them how-to strategies that work across content areas to create a culturally considerate classroom and school climate that supports student success and reinforces the strength of individual teachers, administrators, and auxiliary personnel.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412996242
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 369 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 10 mm


"The authors provide a clear and comprehensive model for becoming culturally considerate. The transparent reflections of their journey are refreshing. This book is for the new and seasoned educators, alike. You will walk away with sincere reflections that propel you to face the bias by which we all operate."

-- Tiffany Powell-Lambright, Assistant Professor
"Creating Culturally Considerate Schools is a thought-provoking resource for pre-service teachers and current practitioners. Its unique approach will captivate the reader's attention." -- Maria Whittemore, Minority Achievement Coordinator

"A most unique kind of book that will appeal to the millions of caring teachers that are struggling to understand issues of diversity in a meaningful way. This book will impact how successful teachers can actually be when teaching diverse students."

-- William A. Howe, Educational Consultant

"This book provides numerous opportunities for teachers' self-reflection on the journey of creating a culturally considerate classroom."

-- Deborah L. Misiag, President
"I particularly like the book because of the dialogue style. The authors each share their perspectives and help me reflect on the complexities of issues that I deal with. It's so easy to read books that reinforce our worldview, and similarly to reject books that confront us with a different perspective than our own. I thought that this book struck a good balance between the two." -- Graig Meyer, Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate

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