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Our worlds in our words : exploring race, class, gender, and sexual orientation in multicultural classrooms / Mary Dilg.


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Dilg, Mary.
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New York : Teachers College Press, c2010.
  • Book
  • xvii, 149 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-137) and index.
  • Introduction: Honoring high standards: reading, writing, speaking, and listening in a multicultural classroom. Context
  • Overview
  • Of studies and communities, standards and possibilities
  • Contemporary society, standards, and a passion for learning in a multicultural world. Introduction
  • Coming together from a divided society: divided neighborhoods/divided lives
  • Educating for meaning, educating for skills in a multicultural society
  • Meaningful standards in a democratic society
  • Conclusion
  • Exploring race, culture, and gender through American literature and films: understanding self and others. Prelude
  • Introduction
  • Reading for real, reading America
  • A journey across America
  • Reading across cultures, examining the lives of men and women: a pedagogy of multiculturalism
  • Conclusion
  • Reading literature and films through the lens of class: breaking taboos, examining factors that influence class membership and mobility. Introduction: class in students' lives/class in art
  • Schooling and class
  • The power, bonds, and chasms of class though adolescent eyes
  • Classed lives in American literature
  • A curriculum and pedagogy of class: crossing the lines of class in a classroom
  • Teaching about class: dismantling illusions, challenging the bonds of class
  • Conclusion
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender lives and issues, readings and films: countering invisibility, interrupting the cycle of homophobia. Prologue
  • Introduction: an evolving society/a host of questions
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender American literature: coded lives, classics, and best sellers
  • Toward openness and clarity: writers, filmmakers, and a high school forum
  • Supporting GLBT students-supporting all students-in the classroom
  • Epilogue
  • Conclusion: a place for growing into who we are
  • Writing for self and others, writing for life: speaking to journals, making art, building arguments. Introduction: writing as a tool for observation, exploration, expression, and activism-the freedom to write/the support to succeed
  • Writing for the self: speaking to journals
  • Writing for others: making art, building arguments
  • Writing for a multicultural audience
  • A passion for writing in a diverse society
  • Conclusion
  • A multicultural classroom: a real and precious community. Introduction
  • Building a multicultural community: developing habits of the heart and mind
  • Implications of community building in an American classroom
  • The larger context: looking back/looking forward
  • Conclusion.
Multicultural education series
Multicultural education series (New York, N.Y.)

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