Teaching Transformation: Transcultural Classroom Dialogues
Drawing on indigenous belief systems and recent work in critical "race" studies and multicultural-feminist theory, Keating provides detailed step-by-step suggestions, based on her own teaching experiences, designed to anticipate students' resistance to social-justice issues and encourage them to change. She offers a holistic approach to theory and practice.
Paperback, 290 pages
Published August 15th 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published May 15th 2007)
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After defining a set of noble goals in teaching what she calls "transformative multiculturalism" (as opposed to a toothless big-L Liberal multiculturalism), she navigates through identity politics and comes out with a platform for an "invitational pedagogy." I could agree with all of her conclusions, if the arguments she used to get there were at times a tad new-agey. How to actually do this stuff in the classroom is left a little nebulous -- until the appendixes which make up half the book and...more