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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: 9780415948579

ISBN10: 0415948576

Against Common Sense : Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice by Kevin Kumashiro - ISBN 9780415948579
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2004
International: No
Against Common Sense : Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice by Kevin Kumashiro - ISBN 9780415948579

ISBN13: 9780415948579

ISBN10: 0415948576

Edition: 04

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Summary

Drawing on his own experiences teaching diverse grades and subjects in the U.S. and abroad, Kevin Kumashiro examines various aspects of anti-oppressive teaching and learning in six different disciplines. Through engaging accounts and specific pedagogical examples, Kumashiro provides the tools necessary for K-12 teachers and teacher educators to begin teaching against their common sense assumptions and toward social justice.

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

Other Editions of Against Common Sense : Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice

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