Diversity Education, 1st Edition
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One of the many challenges facing educators and educators-in-training is to better understand and effectively address student diversity in their contemporary classrooms, schools, and communities. Diversity Education provides rich and comprehensive insights aimed at understanding and addressing students with varied backgrounds, identities, frames of reference, abilities, interests, and belief systems. The text presents conceptually grounded, empirically based, and practically proven ideas from some of Canada’s top academic researchers, and sets out to enrich educators’ ways of thinking regarding current diverse learning and developmental challenges.
- Diversity Education places a unique focus on all children in Canadian schools who represent different races, national or ethnic origins, colour, religion, sex, age, and various cognitive, social, emotional, learning, and behavioural abilities.
- Case Studies in many of the chapters provide school-based examples of how concepts from the chapters have been realized in schools and classrooms throughout Canada.
- In the concluding section to each chapter, entitled Reflections, Questions, and Resources, the authors reflect on the subject of the chapter, pose questions for the reader to consider, and present a listing of supplementary resources for readers to pursue.
- By breaking the curriculum down by subject, and level, Diversity Education allows teachers to review the specific research and concepts that pertain to math, science, and literacy, making the learning experience more enriching for both the student and teacher.
- In Research into Practice boxes, the authors discuss salient research studies that have implications for practice in schools and classrooms. The authors summarize the studies and describe how the findings from this research can be applied by teachers to diverse learners.
- In Try This One boxes, the authors present practical ideas and examples for providing instruction to diverse learners in the classroom and for achieving teaching and learning excellence.
- Diverse Voices boxes present the views of teachers, parents, students, administrators, or associated school personnel.
Table of Contents
- Theme One: Setting the Context for Student Diversity
- Chapter 1: Foundations, Principles, and Student Diversity
- Chapter 2: Twenty-First-Century Learning and Student Diversity
- Chapter 3: Social and Political Issues and Student Diversity
- Chapter 4: Perspectives on Teaching and Student Diversity
- Theme Two: Creating Schools that Support Student Diversity
- Chapter 5: Educational Leadership, School Organization, and Student Diversity
- Chapter 6: Teacher Education, Professional Development, and Student Diversity
- Chapter 7: Educational Assessment and Student Diversity
- Chapter 8: Program Planning and Student Diversity
- Chapter 9: Consultation, Collaboration, Community Partnerships, and Student Diversity
- Theme Three: Curriculum and Student Diversity
- Chapter 10: Elementary Language and Literacy Education, and Student Diversity
- Chapter 11: Elementary Science Instruction and Student Diversity
- Chapter 12: Elementary Mathematics Instruction and Student Diversity
- Chapter 13: Elementary Social Studies Instruction and Student Diversity
- Chapter 14: Elementary Performing Arts and Student Diversity
- Chapter 15: Secondary Language Instruction and Student Diversity
- Chapter 16: Secondary Science Instruction and Student Diversity
- Chapter 17: Secondary Mathematics Instruction and Student Diversity
- Chapter 18: Secondary Social Studies Instruction and Student Diversity
- Chapter 19: Secondary Performing Arts and Student Diversity
- Appendix: Classroom Strategies for Students with Special Learning Needs