Synopses & Reviews
We all know that an appreciation of diversity is important, but how do you teach that to students? CULTURAL COMPETENCE: A PRIMER FOR EDUCATORS, 2nd Edition, shows you the basics of multicultural education strategies in a short, easy-to-use education textbook. The author also offers insights into the psycho-social dimensions of teaching culturally diverse populations. Thorough yet concise, this is the guide you'll need to ensure that you emphasize the importance of diversity in your classroom.
About the Author
Jean Moule is Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Adult Education and the "Immersion" Program Coordinator at Oregon State University. Jean began her higher education journey with a major in Art and a minor in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. She received a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon and her doctorate from Oregon State University with a dissertation titled "My Journey with Preservice Teachers: Reflecting on Teacher Characteristics that Bridge Multicultural Education Theory and Classroom Practice."
Table of Contents
Part I: FOUNDATIONS FOR BECOMING CULTURALLY COMPETENT. 1. What It Means to Be Culturally Competent. 2. Understanding Racism and Prejudice. 3. Understanding Unconscious Bias, Unintentional Racism, and Microaggressions. 4. Understanding Privilege and Racial Consciousness among Whites. 5. Understanding Culture and Cultural Differences. Part II: BECOMING CULTURALLY COMPETENT IN THE CLASSROOM AND COMMUNITY. 6. Children, Parents, and Families of Color. 7. Psychological and Educational Issues. 8. Bias in the Curriculum and in the Classroom. 9. Critical Issues in Working with Culturally Different Students. Part III: WORKING COMPETENTLY WITH ALL STUDENTS. 10. Working with Latino/a Students: An Interview with Aurora Cedillo. 11. Working with American Indian/Alaska Natives Students: An Interview with Cornel Pewewardy. 12. Working with African American Students: An Interview with William Cross. 13. Working with Asian Pacific American Students: An Interview with Valerie Ooka Pang. 14. Working with Arab and Muslim Americans: An Interview with Karim Hamdy. 15. Working with European American Students: An Interaction with Christine Sleeter.