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Crossing Over to Canaan : The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms

Crossing Over to Canaan : The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787950019

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ISBN13: 978-0787950019
ISBN10: 0787950017
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Published: 2001
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Crossing Over to Canaan : The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787950019

Gloria Ladson-Billings

ISBN13: 978-0787950019
ISBN10: 0787950017
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

The author of the best-selling book The Dreamkeepers shows how teachers can succeed in diverse classrooms. Educating teachers to work well in multicultural classrooms has become an all-important educational priority in today's schools. In Crossing Over to Canaan, Gloria Ladson-Billings details the real-life stories of eight novice teachers participating in an innovative teacher education program called Teach for Diversity. She details their struggles and triumphs as they confront challenges in the classroom and respond with innovative strategies that turn cultural strengths into academic assets. Through their experiences, Ladson-Billings illustrates how good teachers can meet the challenges of teaching students from highly diverse backgrounds--and find a way to "cross over to Canaan." She offers a model of teaching that focuses on academic achievement, cultural competence, and socio-political consciousness.

Drawing from her own experiences as a young African-American teacher working in Philadelphia, she successfully weaves together narrative, observation, and scholarship to create an inspirational and practical book that will help teachers everywhere as they work to transcend labels and categories to support excellence among all students.

Author Bio

Ladson-Billings, Gloria : University of Wisconsin-Madison

Gloria Ladson-Billings is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked for a decade as a teacher and administrator in the Philadelphia Public Schools. She is the author of The Dreamkeepers (Jossey-Bass, 1997).

Table of Contents

Preface.
Acknowledgments.

The Author.

Introduction.

Can Anybody Teach These Children?

Sojourners.

They're Supposed to Learn Something.

Nobody Wants to Be Urkel.

Apathy Is Not an Option.

A Vision of the Promised Land.

Appendix A: Methodology.

Appendix B: The Teach for Diversity Program.

Notes.

Index.

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