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CONTENTS EMBRACE A PEDAGOGY OF HUMAN DIVERSITY 1. See differences as constructed and real 2. Honor expertise on diversity 3. Be inclusive and note intersections 4. Study diversity 5. Examine policies and court decisions 6. Understand similarities EXPAND AND DEEPEN STUDENT THINKING 7. Welcome contradictions and get students to think on the edge of their comfort zones 8. Connect thinking and personal experience to research 9. Analyze terms, concepts and the deeper meaning of language 10. Introduce new ways of thinking 11. Pause for reflection 12. Celebrate initiative 13. Emphasize critical thinking 14. Make use of different student perspectives 15. Seek closure 16. Invite new thinking 17. Help students stretch 18. Require deeper analysis of experiences 19. Avoid easy answers and embrace complexity SUPPORT STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING 20. Understand student development 21. Challenge assumptions 22. Encourage self-examination 23. Use off-campus opportunities 24. Use student response sheets 25. Develop and use empathy 26. Build supportive classroom communities 27. Connect to the personal 28. Have students write a cultural autobiography 29. Encourage participation and stir the soul 30. Recognize the mix of the theoretical and the personal 31. Allow time 32. Emphasize constructivist learning 33. De-center authority maybe DEVELOP RAPPORT, COMMUNITY, AND EMOTIONAL MATURITY 34. Find the positive in student responses 35. Get to know your students and make connections 36. Make connections to student lives 37. Support cooperation 38. Teach students about emotional intelligence 39. Rearrange seating to facilitate interactions 40. Address guilt 41. Share your own struggles 42. Help students understand systems 43. De-emphasize evaluation during practice FACE CONFLICTS WITH INTELLIGENCE, SENSITIVITY, AND CREATIVITY 44. Discuss possible tensions 45. Know that there's a time to be objective and detached 46. Counter polarization 47. Prepare for sensitive topics 48. Remember that emotions can be constructive 49. Explore possibilities with the performing arts UNLEARN STEREOTYPING AND PREJUDICE 50. Discuss stereotypes 51. Recognize that there is no spokesperson for an entire population in your class 52. Admit to your biases 53. Expose contradictions 54. Understand privilege 55. Critically examine the standard or ideal 56. Speak the truth and name the oppression 57. Have courage CREATE SAFE, OPEN, INCLUSIVE, AND SUPPORTIVE CLASSROOMS 58. Balance openness and safety 59. Encourage participation 60. Ensure care when speaking 61. Use student dyads 62. Practice generosity 63. Create alliances and contracts with students 64. Practice democracy and promote citizenship 65. Be humble 66. Develop student leadership skills 67. Honor choices 68. Insist on responsible language 69. Ensure safety for instructors 70. Reduce perceived threat 71. Create supportive policies and practices DEVELOP YOUR INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS 72. Manage multiple roles and use varied approaches 73. Use simulations 74. Model what you expect 75. Understand and use your own reactions 76. Connect teaching and learning 77. Be enthusiastic about teaching 78. Use course web sites 79. Solicit feedback from students and evaluate 80. Teach from the heart 81. Invite diverse guests 82. Assign journals 83. Make teaching transparent 84. Solicit feedback from students COMMUNICATE AND COLLABORATE 85. Emphasize collaboration and prosocial skills 86. Practice professionalism 87. Prize relationships 88. Balance participation. 89. Acknowledge group support and build teamwork 90. Be credible 91. Use student legacies 92. Make use of classroom diversity 93. Teach and practice I-messages CHALLENGE IDEAS, ATTITUDES, AND BELIEFS 94. Challenge traditions and question basic concepts 95. Value diverse perspectives 96. Address taboo subjects 97. Challenge naiveté 98. Reduce academic distance 99. Teach resistance SUPPORT POSITIVE CHANGE 100. Think of transformation 101. Teach activism 102. Assign change projects 103. Emphasize awareness and involvement 104. Choose a healthy perspective and build on hope RETHINK CURRICULUM AND EXPECTATIONS 105. Broaden the range of variation under study 106. Address current diversity issues 107. Teach against the grain 108. Search for new material 109. Supplement class readings 110. Use film clips for shared experiences 111. Use case studies 112. Teach about rights 113. Be alert to challenges and opportunities on gender issues 114. Focus on first-year seminars and orientation programs 115. Identify underlying issues 116. Maintain high expectations of your students SUPPORT PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 117. Challenge yourself 118. Commit to personal growth 119. Find time to read 120. Share strategies with colleagues 121. Understand the dynamics of peer support 122. Make use of professional growth opportunities 123. Emphasize honest self-reflection 124. Overcome silence 125. Develop your own communication skills 126. Question your own status 127. Walk your talk 128. Support campus-wide professional development 129. Lobby for new funds for teaching diversity efforts DEEPEN YOUR INSTITUTION'S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY 130. Recruit supportive leaders 131. Use strategic planning 132. Create action plans 133. Hire and retain diverse personnel 134. Pay attention to campus artifacts as signifiers 135. Advocate for "zero tolerance" policies 136. Seek support from administrators and other allies CONTRIBUTE TO THE SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING DIVERSITY 137. Conduct research on diversity 138. Write about your teaching 139. Lobby for institutional support for research SUPPORT DIVERSITY BY GLOBALIZING THE CURRICULUM 140. Connect to the world on campus 141. Help students see their world through other lenses 142. Expand student worldviews 143. Put students onto a social map 144. Recognize the validity of other worldviews 145. Understand the world with story and metaphor 146. Meet the world through music 147. Approach the world with empathy EPILOGUE: LESSONS LEARNED William Timpson, Terry Deniston, and Jim Banning
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Multicultural education -- United States.
College teaching -- United States.