Rethinking Multicultural Education
A collection of the best articles dealing with race and culture in the classroom that have appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine. These articles demonstrate a powerful vision of anti-racist, social justice education. Practical, rich in story, and analytically sharp.
Au, W. (Ed). (2014). Rethinking multicultural education Teaching for Racial & Cultural Justice. Milwaukee, WI: Rethinking Schools, Ltd.
Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in K-12 Schools
This exploration of effective practices to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and gender-diverse students in elementary, middle, and high school contexts focuses on curriculum, pedagogy, and school environment. Narratives and artwork are framed by sociocultural and critical theory as well as research-based elaboration on the issues discussed. Applications of antidiscrimination law and policy, as well as learning skills like creativity, collaboration, and critical… Read more
Chappell, S.V., Ketchum, K. E., Richardson, L. (2018). Gender diversity and LGBTQ inclusion in K-12 schools: A guide to supporting students, changing lives. New York, NY: Routledge
Guidelines for Discussion of Cyber Bullying and Expressions of Anti-Gay Sentiment
These guidelines, from the Center for Research on Teaching and Learning at the University of Michigan, can help instructors facilitate classroom discussions around incidents involving the use of racial or sexual epithets, taunting, and other behavior that expresses hostility, intolerance, or violence.
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: A Needed Change in Stance, Terminology, and Practice
This piece explores the need to work on sustaining various cultures within the classroom and move beyond simply providing relevant pedagogies.
Paris, D. (2012). Culturally sustaining pedagogy: A needed change in stance, terminology, and practice. Educational Researcher, 41(3), 93-97.
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy 2.0: a.k.a. the Remix
This piece is in response to Django Paris and Sammy Alim's response to Ladson-Billings original piece on Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.
Ladson-Billings, G. (2014). Culturally relevant pedagogy 2.0: aka the remix. Harvard Educational Review, 84(1), 74-84.
Funds of Knowledge for Teaching: Using a Qualitative Approach to Connect Homes and Classrooms
This article discusses the funds of knowledge students bring to classrooms. It is particularly helpful for future educators to read when they are teaching students who may not excel in traditional academic ways.
Moll, L. C., Amanti, C., Neff, D., & Gonzalez, N. (1992). Funds of knowledge for teaching: Using a qualitative approach to connect homes and classrooms. Theory into Practice, 31(2), 132-141.
We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools
This third edition informs and educates with a critical consciousness of white dominance in schools. As a best-selling book in James Banks' Multicultural Education Series, Howard pushes ideal of transformative education and racial awareness.
Howard, G. R. (2016) We can't teach what we don't know: White teachers, multiracial schools. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Teachers College Press
The Danger of a Single Story
In this TED Talk, Adichie explores the trouble in identifying a person or entire culture through stereotypes that arise because of limited exposure to multiple experiences, or stories, of a person or culture.
Adichie, C. N. (2009) The danger of a single story. Retrieved from this link.
Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
Derald Sue’s book explores the topic of unintentional bias. The book examines the psychological effects of unintentional bias on both the perpetrator and the victim.
Sue, D. W. (2010). Microagressions in everyday life: Race, gender, and sexual orientation. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
The trouble with Black boys: And other reflections on race, equity, and the future of public education.
In this book about the wide gulf existing between the racial and socioeconomic classes in America, Pedro Noguera helps the reader understand what it will take to close the achievement gap in the United States.
Noguera, P. (2008). The trouble with Black boys: And other reflections on race, equity, and the future of public education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.