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Against Common Sense : Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice

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

ISBN13: 978-0415948579

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ISBN13: 978-0415948579
ISBN10: 0415948576
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2004
International: No

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

ISBN13: 978-0415948579

Kevin Kumashiro

ISBN13: 978-0415948579
ISBN10: 0415948576
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2004
International: No
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

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

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