Becoming Multicultural Educators: Personal Journey Toward Professional Agency
ISBN: 0787965146
EAN13: 9780787965143
Language: English
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview
To help both new and seasoned teachers to become more effective with their students from diverse backgrounds, Becoming Multicultural Educators edited by Geneva Gay, offers fourteen compelling stories from different regions, cultures, ethnic groups, and stages of professional and personal growth in developing multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills. One contributing author declares community participation and social activism are the keys to his professional growth. For another, multicultural understanding comes when she learns to unveil the masks of insidious negative stereotypes. Through these stories, we share their struggles as these educators come to understand diversity among ethnic groups and cultures, resolve conflicts between curricular and multicultural goals, and find authentic models and mentors for their students. But most important, we learn how this laudatory group of educators has come to realize that they need to know themselves if they are to truly know their students. Well-grounded in education theory, Becoming Multicultural Educators is both personal and inspiring. This is the book that will help teachers, and those who prepare them, blossom as educators and human beings.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Becoming Multicultural Educators offers teachers-- no matter what subject they teach or their level of expertise-- a unique resource for learning to become teachers who can work with students from a variety of ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds. Through the lens of fourteen stories from teachers from different regions, cultures, and stages in life, this book reveals their unique challenges to grow personally as a requisite of multicultural teaching. These wonderful stories will inspire teachers to become more reflective and critically conscious about their own multicultural beliefs, experiences, and behaviors, and to develop their own personal and professional competence and confidence in multicultural education.
From the front Cover One of the most daunting tasks facing teachers today is learning how to work with students from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds. Teachers are eager to improve their skills, but good multicultural teaching cannot be learned in a single education course or in-service workshop. It is something that evolves over time as a teacher accumulates critical self-awareness, cultural knowledge, and teaching skills. To help both new and seasoned teachers to become more effective with their students from diverse backgrounds, Becoming Multicultural Educators edited by Geneva Gay, offers fourteen compelling stories from different regions, cultures, ethnic groups, and stages of professional and personal growth in developing multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills. One contributing author declares community participation and social activism are the keys to his professional growth. For another, multicultural understanding comes when she learns to unveil the masks of insidious negative stereotypes. Through these stories, we share their struggles as these educators come to understand diversity among ethnic groups and cultures, resolve conflicts between curricul ar and multicultural goals, and find authentic models and mentors for their students. But most important, we learn how this laudatory group of educators has come to realize that they need to know themselves if they are to truly know their students. Well-grounded in education theory, Becoming Multicultural Educators is both personal and inspiring. This is the book that will help teachers, and those who prepare them, blossom as educators and human beings.