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Against Common Sense : Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice

Against Common Sense : Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice - 04 edition

Against Common Sense : Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780203004852

ISBN10: 020300485X

Against Common Sense : Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice by Kevin Kumashiro - ISBN 9780203004852
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Vitalsource Technologies, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No
Against Common Sense : Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice by Kevin Kumashiro - ISBN 9780203004852

ISBN13: 9780203004852

ISBN10: 020300485X

Edition: 04
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Summary

Drawing on his own experience teaching diverse grades and subjects, Kevin Kumashiro examines aspects of teaching and learning toward social justice, and suggests concrete implications for K-12 teachers and teacher educators.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



The Problem of Common Sense
Common Sense in U.S. Schools
Anti-Oppressive Education

Part I:Movements toward Anti-Oppressive Teacher Education
1. Three Teacher Images in U.S. Teacher-Education Programs

Teacher as Learned Practitioner
Teacher as Researcher
Teacher as Professional

2. Preparing Teachers for Crisis:A Sample Lesson

What It Means to be a Student
What It Means to Learn
Learning through Crisis

3. Preparing Teachers for Uncertainty:A Sample Lesson

Unintentional Ways of Teaching
Teaching with Uncertainty

4. Preparing Teachers for Healing:A Conversation with Buddhism
5. Preparing Teachers for Activism:A Reflection on Things Queer
Part II:Preparing Anti-Oppressive Teachers in Six Disciplines
6. Examples from Social Studies

"Second World War" and Silences in the Curriculum
"War on Terrorism" and Silences in the Media
Looking Beyond:"Why Did We Do This?"

7. Examples from English Literature

Reading about Racism
Reading against Racism
Looking Beyond:Lenses of Teachers

8. Examples from Music

Christianity, Colonialism, and a Song from Hawai'i
Looking Beyond:Risks and Emotions

9. Examples from "Foreign" Languages

Cultural Context and the Problem of Difference
Looking Beyond:Cultural Norms in Schools

10. Examples from the Natural Sciences

Gendered Stories
Looking Beyond:Stories about Science

11. Examples from Mathematics

Real Life Problems, Real Limitations
Looking Beyond:Institutional Demands
Conclusion:With Hope