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Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre and in-service educators a range of authentic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. Each case, written in a narrative, literary style, presents a complex, yet common, classroom situation in which an inequity or injustice is in play. These cases allow educators to practice the process Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre and in-service educators a range of authentic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. Each case, written in a narrative, literary style, presents a complex, yet common, classroom situation in which an inequity or injustice is in play. These cases allow educators to practice the process of considering a range of contextual factors and sociopolitical complexities, checking their own biases, and making immediate- and longer-term decisions affecting their classroom practice. The book begins with a seven-point process for examining case studies. Largely lacking from existing literature, this all-important context guides readers through the process of identifying, examining, reflecting on, and taking concrete steps to resolve challenges related to diversity and equity in schools. The cases themselves then present everyday examples of racism and sexism, homophobia and heterosexism, poverty and classism, language bias and linguicism, and religious-based oppression. They involve classroom issues that are relevant to all grade levels and all content areas, allowing instructors significant flexibility in their use. Although organized topically, the intersection of these issues are stressed throughout all cases, reflecting the more complex and multi-faceted way they play out in real life. All cases conclude with a section of facilitator notes and a series of questions to guide exploration and discussion. Suggested further readings also encourage continued exploration and reflection on relevant topics.


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Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre and in-service educators a range of authentic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. Each case, written in a narrative, literary style, presents a complex, yet common, classroom situation in which an inequity or injustice is in play. These cases allow educators to practice the process Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre and in-service educators a range of authentic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. Each case, written in a narrative, literary style, presents a complex, yet common, classroom situation in which an inequity or injustice is in play. These cases allow educators to practice the process of considering a range of contextual factors and sociopolitical complexities, checking their own biases, and making immediate- and longer-term decisions affecting their classroom practice. The book begins with a seven-point process for examining case studies. Largely lacking from existing literature, this all-important context guides readers through the process of identifying, examining, reflecting on, and taking concrete steps to resolve challenges related to diversity and equity in schools. The cases themselves then present everyday examples of racism and sexism, homophobia and heterosexism, poverty and classism, language bias and linguicism, and religious-based oppression. They involve classroom issues that are relevant to all grade levels and all content areas, allowing instructors significant flexibility in their use. Although organized topically, the intersection of these issues are stressed throughout all cases, reflecting the more complex and multi-faceted way they play out in real life. All cases conclude with a section of facilitator notes and a series of questions to guide exploration and discussion. Suggested further readings also encourage continued exploration and reflection on relevant topics.

30 review for Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jessie

    I feel like my eyes were opened to the injustices in schools that typically fly under the radar. While they can often be hard to see and even harder to fix, this book inspired me to take a good look at my school and take steps to make it a more equitable place.

  2. 4 out of 5

    D.

    An excellent collection of short scenarios dealing with issues of diversity, equity, and issues that arise in school settings. Each case is given a context and realistic particulars, and it encourages readers to think through the complexities and nuances of each scenario. There are some guiding questions and things to consider offered, which makes this a particularly valuable book for people all along the spectrum of educators, from people with many years experience to those just starting out.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jon

    An excellent collection of short case studies that reflect common realities in schools, which could be used during courses or PLCs. The questions for reflection and points for consideration are helpful. However, I feel like individuals wishing to use these cases would need first to explore the bigger concepts of equity and anti-racism, such as through Gorsky’s equity literacy framework and other readings, in order to understand the cases most meaningfully.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    Read for a professional development course. I found some food for thought, although I thought some of the scenarios were a little over the top. Communication is key to solving slights and unfair treatment.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kristi Beckman

    Great, quick, thought provoking case studies that every educator should talk about.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Nathalie

    GREAT text to spark discussion about diversity and equity in the classroom!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mandy Bellm

    Very helpful and practical. Helps immensely with understanding micro-aggression and how educators can unintentionally marginalize minorities.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Miles

    A must read for educators

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jenna Ann

    had to read this book for a class and really enjoyed it. quick read with really interesting scenarios we face as educators. pushes you to think about how you approach current issues

  10. 5 out of 5

    Liz Murray

    This isn't a book to tell you the one way to address thorny issues we all face as educators. The book is made up of 'case studies', very short stories that detail particular events, interactions and relationships, that fit into categories such as socioeconomic status, religion, and (dis)ability. On reading these case studies it is easy to relate to many of the actions taken. Hindsight is 20/20 and no matter how much we try to work with students in as equitable a fashion as possible, we all make This isn't a book to tell you the one way to address thorny issues we all face as educators. The book is made up of 'case studies', very short stories that detail particular events, interactions and relationships, that fit into categories such as socioeconomic status, religion, and (dis)ability. On reading these case studies it is easy to relate to many of the actions taken. Hindsight is 20/20 and no matter how much we try to work with students in as equitable a fashion as possible, we all make errors. Reading and reflecting on these cases studies helps us down the path of social justice and equity and there are no 'right' answers. After the case studies are presented, guiding questions are given, and then at the end of the book, Points for Consideration are given. This is an excellent resource for teacher educators and I would love to sit in on classes that use this book, to hear the discussions that ensue. Teachers and educators are only human, and we err as humans, and we act as humans, with all the flaws and potential there within.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jill Madsen

    Amazing book by an amazing educator and activist!!! Can't wait to use this text this summer in my Education and Cultural Diversity course! Amazing book by an amazing educator and activist!!! Can't wait to use this text this summer in my Education and Cultural Diversity course!

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    Chrissi

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jeri

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    Sarah

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    Megan Willis

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    Zachary

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    Joel Thomas

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    Caron Nowell

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    Deanka

  20. 5 out of 5

    Susan Huyck

  21. 4 out of 5

    Erin

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    Melissa

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    Shae

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    Tori Svoboda

  25. 4 out of 5

    J.C. Vonholtz

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jodie Mettee

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    Courtney Walsh

  28. 4 out of 5

    Wade

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jazz

  30. 5 out of 5

    Erin Davenport

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