Jason G. Irizarry
The Latinization of U.S. Schools: Successful Teaching and Learning
in Shifting Cultural Contexts
This book breaks the mold of presenting Latino/a students as riddled with deficiencies and incapable of academic success. Instead, Jason Irizarry and his high school co-authors provide readers with an insightful, inspiring, and powerful view of the capabilities and, yes, the brilliance of these students. Articulating what many of us know from experience but do not find reflected in the studies we read on Latino education, these essays confirm that what students need is the support to achieve, and a belief in their abilities. Teachers and schools would do well to heed this message.
Mollie V. Blackburn
Acting Out: Combating Homophobia Through Teacher Activism
Ohio State University
Acting Out facilitates, documents and studies a teacher inquiry group comprised of educators who are committed to combating heterosexism and homophobia in classrooms and schools through literature and film. Ms. Blackburn’s work is qualitative, critical and activist, evidence of her commitment to engaging in research for positive social change.
Muslim Voices in School: Narratives of Identity & Pluralism
Öslem Sensoy and Christopher Stonebanks, Editors
Sense Publishers, 2009
“Muslim Voices in School: Narratives of Identity and Pluralism” makes a key contribution to the literature in multicultural education, as well as to teachers’ and researchers’ knowledge about Muslim students’ experiences in the West. Drs. Sensoy and Stonebanks describe the book as “a collection of readable, accessible, compelling, varied, voiced, passionate, real, textured, multi-faceted, hybrid, fearless, fearful, cautious, bold, modest, and inspired accounts of living Islam in relation to mainstream schooling in the West. The book helps to make the diverse experiences of Muslim students (from elementary through university student through professor) both contextual and complex. The politics and education about Islam, Muslims, Arabs, Turks, Iranians and all that is associated with the West’s popular imagination of the monolithic “Middle-East” has long been framed within problematic. The goal of this book is to push back against the reductive mainstream narratives told about Muslim and Middle Eastern heritage students for generations if not centuries, in mainstream schools. The chapters are each authored by Muslim-acculturated scholars”.
Reel Diversity: A Teachers’ Sourcebook
Authors: C. Brian Johnson and Skyra Blanchard
Publisher: Peter Lang, Inc. 2008
Reel Diversity is a primary source used in Lebanon Valley College’s annual Social Justice Institute – a three day intense diversity leadership conference that helps students to build a foundation in social justice issues. In addition, it is an excellent resource that can be used in a variety of educational, corporate and non-profit settings. The book is engaging, and attempts to deconstruct the lexicon of diversity and social justice in terms that are understandable for the beginner as well as the advanced. Authors Brian C. Johnson and Skyra C. Blanchard have created an impressive body of work that encompasses the powerful medium of film and pop-culture to address issues of diversity and social justice in American Society.
Black Ants and Buddhists
Author: Mary Cowhey
Publisher: Reuters University Press, 2006
In “Black Ants and Buddhists” Ms. Cowhey challenges the commonly held misconception that social justice issues can only be tackled by secondary school and college level teachers and students. Her stories spring directly from her classroom practice to illustrate the power of first and second graders who are engaged in civic and political issues that effect their lives. This book brings multicultural theory to life!
1994 – Ron Takaki, A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America
1995 – Russell M. Peters, Clambake
1996 – Stacey J. Lee, Unraveling the Model Minority Stereotype: Listening to Asian-American Youth
1997 – James and Cherry McGee Banks (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education
1998 – Beverly Daniel Tatum, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and Other Conversations About Race
2000 – Sarah Warshauer Freedman, Elizabeth Radin Simons, Julie Shalhope Kalnin, Alex Casareno and the M-Class Teams, Inside City Schools: Investigating Literacy in Multicultural Classrooms
2001 – Robert Moses and Charles E. Cobb, Jr., Radical Equations
2002 – Joy L. Lei, Global Constructions of Multicultural Education: Theories and Realities
2003 – Eileen Gale Kugler, Debunking The Middle-Class Myth: Why Diverse Schools Are Good For Kids
2004 – Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching: A Resource Guide For K-12 Classrooms, Editors: Deborah Menkart, Alana D. Murray, Jenice L. View – A Publication of Teaching For Change and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC)with contributions from Rethinking Schools, 2004.
2005 – Rosa Hernandez Sheets, Diversity Pedagogy: Examining the Role of Culture in the Teaching-Learning Process
2006 – Community and Difference: Teaching Pluralism and Social Justice, Robert A. Pena, Kristen Guest & Lawrence Y. Matsuda, Eds. Peter Lang Pub. Inc. (2005)
2007 – Double Happiness (dual winners)
——- New Roots in America’s Sacred Ground: Religion, Race and Ethnicity in Indian America, Khyati Joshi, Rutgers University Press, 2006
——- The Children Hurricane Katrina Left Behind: Schooling Context, Professional Preparation and Community Politics, Sharon P. Robinson and M. Christopher Brown II, Peter Lang Publishing, 2006