Engaging Difference

Teaching Humanities and Social Science in Multicultural Environments
by Dovile Budryte & Scott Boykin
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Publication Date: January 26, 2017

ISBN: 9781475825091

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Engaging Difference discusses how to develop strategies to engage difference that work for both students and professors in multicultural classrooms. The contributions to this volume discuss specific pedagogical techniques (for example, the use of novels, web resources, and personal narratives) and the ways in which these have been applied in the classroom and in related educational activities. One contribution addresses the issues related to the freedom of speech in diverse classrooms. The essays are rooted in relevant theoretical perspectives from active learning literature, including emerging approaches on intersectional pedagogies. All authors are practitioners engaged in teaching in college, and several have previous high school teaching experience. They openly discuss challenges related to teaching in diverse classrooms and suggest pedagogical strategies to thrive in diverse environments.