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For nearly a decade, Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice has been the definitive sourcebook of theoretical foundations and curricular frameworks for social justice teaching practice. This thoroughly revised second edition continues to provide teachers and facilitators with an accessible pedagogical approach to issues of oppression in classrooms. Building on the groun ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 496 pages
Published April 7th 2007 by Routledge (first published March 25th 1997)
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Julie
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I used the opening chapters of this book with a faculty reading group focused on teaching social justice. They were beautifully written introductions to both the theories that undergird social justice teaching as well as the pedagogies -- and the histories of both. I'd highly recommend these opening chapters, if nothing else, as useful resources for faculty wanting to better understand how to work towards these goals. ...more
Erin
Jun 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teaching
Really wonderful activities; framing of conversations is fantastic.
sonny singh suchdev
Mar 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
great tool for social justice educators. curriculum, theory, practical tips, etc...
Julie White
Jun 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: social-justice
An excellent primer.
Jessica
Nov 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really liked this. It had clear explainers for different SJ theories and lots of ideas for how to incorporate SJ into practice.

Some of the terminology is already a little outdated (I'm reading the 2016 edition in 2020) -- folks generally don't include the * after trans anymore and actually a lot of disabled people prefer identity first language to person first language (not everyone but enough that I wouldn't make any universal proclamations about which to use). But if you're not part of those
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Andrew Benesh
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: therapy
This guide is incredibly helpful for instructors of courses in diversity and social justice. It provides solid guidance on how to introduce and navigate challenging topics, create an inclusive classroom, and is good at prompting instructor self-reflection. I was glad to have it while teaching the companion text - which to me is significant, because most instructor guides are not helpful! I would even consider having advanced students read this as a follow up to the companion text.
Mark
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great resource and certainly not just for teachers.
Emma
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This textbook changed my life! Fantastically laid out, organized well, approachable and has many resources you won't find in another place. ...more
Ori Tsameret
abolish the woke textbook industrial complex
Caylie Ratzlaff
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Read for the SJE curriculum at Kansas State University. Highly recommend for those needing experience with SJE.
Jennifer
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An incredibly useful resource for anyone teaching courses or workshops on social justice or on a specific area of oppression (e.g., racism, classism, ableism). I used parts of this book last year to prepare to teach social justice to first-year college students and will undoubtedly be drawing on it again as a resource for a revamped version of the class this year.

The book provides excellent overviews of relevant theories and histories, examples of learning activities, reflections designed to mo
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Selmoore Codfish
Oct 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
The book give explicit examples on how to teach 1 or 3 credit courses related to several social justice topics such as racism and sexism. The book is most relevant to college teachers, but should be interesting to anyone wanting to read discussion of several social justice topics.
Each chapter is written by a different author. This is a disadvantage to most books since each author has a unique voice and the flow of the book is disrupted between chapters. However, it is not as bad in this book bec
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Lynn Sereda
Dec 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing
If you are planning on putting together workshops or becoming an educator, this is a must have. All the "isms" are included, as well as interactive exercises which you can use with groups including younger people as well as seasoned community organizers. ...more
Hugh
Apr 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Teachers and Developing Teachers
This book is a must-have for everyone who is or is becoming an educator. I find myself returning to this text with regularity to think about ways to approach teaching the interconnectedness of all isms and issues of diversity.
Arleny Alvarez-Peña
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a very helpful book for anyone interested in diversity work. Should be on every educators book shelf!
Jen Steffens
Sep 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Had this book for a college class. Didn't really read it. :) ...more
Dayspring
A must-have resource for social justice educators or anyone wishing to further their own understanding of how to facilitate meaningful conversations about diversity and social justice.
Rebecca
Apr 16, 2009 marked it as to-read
Looking for more updated reading than the rehashed tidbits I got from my recent class.
Awtar
Aug 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Comprehensive resource for very important work. It is giving me a new life mission.
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Professor Emerita at UMass Amherst, Maurianne Adams (Ph.D.) is co-editor/chapter author of Teaching for diversity and social justice (2nd edition, 2007) and the companion volume of readings Readings for diversity and social justice (3rd edition, 2013). She co-edited Strangers and neighbors: Relations between Blacks and Jews in the United States (1999) and edited Promoting Diversity in the College ...more

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