There is a blend of cultures in the classrooms of Michigan as the state’s population continues to diversify. This is particularly in districts that have open enrollment accompanied by an excellent image. Teachers now have a resource to help them understand how to best reach out to a diverse classroom.
Human Diversity in Education: An Integrative Approach is really a comprehensive textbook. This means it is more expensive than a regular paperback but the price is well worth the investment. It prepares teachers for a variety of diversity categories: nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, class, language, sexual orientation, and ability levels.
The book assumes that teachers must learn to incorporate issues of diversity in all of their teaching, including, but not limited to their interactions with children, parents, other teachers and the community. The book includes case studies and aides so the reader can use what each chapter teaches before moving on to the next.
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Additional Diversity Resources
- Culture Bridges are a look at the contents of the character within each of us. Information is contained on more than 20 different categories of culture.
- Cultural Faux Pas is an interesting quiz about marketing mistakes made by others.
- Culture Quizzes allow you to test your cultural IQ with fun and informative quizzes.
Diversity by the numbers
- Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
- 35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen the Diversity Gap.
- 50 Activities for Promoting Communication and Understanding at Work: The Diversity Training Activity Book
Other articles and white papers of interest: