Colleges and universities cannot ignore the increasingly diverse student population in their classrooms, and how a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion across disciplines trains students in the intercultural awareness they will need in competitive job markets. Yet while faculty may be aware of a need to understand EDI goals in relationship to their disciplines, and institutions may support EDI in theory, the onus of pedagogical training in EDI often falls on individual faculty. This book was written by faculty and administrators for educators who value the goals of EDI, and seek an intellectual community to help them develop their practice. Important to this book is an honest discussion of common challenges faculty may face when they engage in this difficult work, and effective strategies for addressing those challenges. The chapters are grouped according to six different themes: respect for divergent learning styles; inclusion and exclusion; technology and social action; affective considerations; reflection for critical consciousness; and safe spaces and resistance.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 146
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 223 x 154 x 12 mm
You will find no shortage of actionable practices in Teaching Through Challenges for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). It provides a framework for shaking up traditional pedagogical strategies, steadfast in its approach towards promoting EDI within the minds of each individual educator along with higher education as a whole. Each chapter intently navigates the broad charge of migrating beyond the "discipline-specific" identification of EDI goals and challenges to the destination of a broad and comprehensive service approach for the 21st-century student. This book is a great read and will prepare you to transform your practice and alter human behavior!--David N. Turner, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, Vice President for Human Resources, Eastern Michigan University
Research has proven that the most productive and innovative teams are those who embrace and stimulate diverse thinking strategies. It is critically important that we create opportunities for all of our students to engage and contribute. This text is a critical tool in that commitment.--Rita Fields, DM, SHRM-SCP, University of Michigan-Flint
Teaching through Challenges for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion brings together fresh perspectives, evidence-driven models, and practical strategies to accelerate inclusive teaching in higher education. This collection beautifully deepens and broadens in thought provoking and nuanced ways a dialogue that is more important than ever.--Mathew Ouellett, EdD, Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Innovation, Cornell University