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Challenges of Multicultural Education: Teaching and Taking Diversity Courses


reviewed by Torria Bond — 2006

coverTitle: Challenges of Multicultural Education: Teaching and Taking Diversity Courses
Author(s): Norah Peters-Davis and Jeffrey Shultz
Publisher: Paradigm Publishers, Boulder
ISBN: 1594511063, Pages: 173, Year: 2005
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But I am also motivated by hope, by the belief that social change is possible, that this work, teaching these kinds of courses, is crucial to building the kind of society I want to live in, and that there are, there must be, effective ways to do it. (p. 30) To those of us who teach diversity courses or dare to integrate multicultural perspectives within our courses, the work of Peters-Davis and Shultz provides much needed validation to the arduousness of presenting differing ideological perspectives on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and other areas of human difference. Both authors are professors of education at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and are engaged in teaching on topics of diversity. Their edited book, Challenges of Multicultural Education: Teaching and Taking Diversity Courses, gives voice to the joys and pains experienced by faculty who teach similar courses and to the students who take these... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 8, 2006, p. 1607-1610
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12222, Date Accessed: 10/25/2014 7:29:05 PM

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  • Torria Bond
    Azusa Pacific University
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    TORRIA BOND is an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA. Currently, she is working on a research project that examines reasonable student outcomes from semester long diversity courses through an analysis of student pre and post surveys.
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