Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development

Deborah Menkart (Editor) Margo Okazawa-Rey (Editor)
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Description

An incredible, informative, collection of essays, articles, analysis, interviews, primary documents and interactive & interdisciplinary teaching aids on civil rights, movement building, and what it means for all of the inhabitants of the planet. With sections on Critical Literacy, The Arts, Mathematics, Technology, Science, Geography, Language, School-Wide Activities, Holidays and Heritage, Talking Back, Early Childhood, Readings and Teaching Aids. Packed into nearly 450 oversize pages are photographs, songs, statements, and work form the likes of such great writers, historians, and activists as Bill Bigelow, James Loewen, Peggy Mcintosh, Luis Rodirguez, Kai James, Clem Marshall, Marta Urquilla, Julie Bisson, the editors and dozens more. What a treasure trove. And what a vital (and useful) tool.

Product Details

Price
$35.00
Publisher
Teaching for Change
Publish Date
February 01, 2007
Pages
433
Dimensions
8.4 X 1.0 X 10.9 inches | 2.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781878554178
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Reviews

"Beyond Heroes and Holidays" is a find. It offers insight into how the traditional American educational system perpetuates racism in all curricular areas, It provides a rich array of resources, models and strategies for promoting multicultural education. And it can be used by all teachers-new as well as experienced, K-12 as well as university-level. This book is for anyone who has either wondered or been asked, "How can I incorporate multicultural education into my classroom?-- David Stone in "Democracy and Education"
"Beyond Heroes" is a toolkit for unpacking years of personal, institutional, and historical baggage and raising hard issues in constructive ways. It shows how the trendy but soft and superficial multiculturalism now prevalent in schools might become more robust and powerful. It moves beyond "celebrating diversity" to understanding why some differences translate into access to privilege and power, while others are a source of discrimination and injustice. With its many practical strategies for creating dialogue and real change in school communities, "Beyond Heroes and Holidays" left me hopeful that we might yet move to a higher ground of mutual understanding and join in a common struggle for justice in schools and out. --Stan Karp
a"Beyond Heroes and Holidays" is a find. It offers insight into how the traditional American educational system perpetuates racism in all curricular areas, It provides a rich array of resources, models and strategies for promoting multicultural education. And it can be used by all teachers-new as well as experienced, K-12 as well as university-level. This book is for anyone who has either wondered or been asked, "How can I incorporate multicultural education into my classroom?aa-- David Stone in "Democracy and Education"
a"Beyond Heroes" is a toolkit for unpacking years of personal, institutional, and historical baggage and raising hard issues in constructive ways. It shows how the trendy but soft and superficial multiculturalism now prevalent in schools might become more robust and powerful. It moves beyond "celebrating diversity" to understanding why some differences translate into access to privilege and power, while others are a source of discrimination and injustice. With its many practical strategies for creating dialogue and real change in school communities, "Beyond Heroes and Holidays" left me hopeful that we might yet move to a higher ground of mutual understanding and join in a common struggle for justice in schools and out.a --Stan Karp