ESSAYS, PANELS AND ARTICLES ON RACISM AND ANTI-RACISM
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Diversity Affects Teaching and Learning, by Sylvia Hurtado, University of
In this essay, Hurtado illustrates how a climate of inclusion has a positive effect on learning outcomes, citing examples of how key transformations in the teaching and learning activity of institutions are linked with understanding and serving a diverse student body.
Race and Racism
Bruce Simon takes a literary critic's stab at defining race and puts it to the test with letters to the editors of a few well-known publications.
"Introduction to Racism": My Introduction to Student Resistance by Jack Meacham
In this essay, Meacham, a professor of psychology at the State University of New York-Buffalo, reflects on his experience in dealing with student resistance to learning issues of race, ethnicity, social class, and gender in his developmental pschyology course. Through group e-mail correspondence, a student's resistance creates an interesting teaching moment where students learn from each other.
Notes from Academe: Senegalese Scholar Focuses on Race in American Society
by Carolyn J.Mooney
Dr. Ndongo is an associate professor of American literature at Cheikh Anta Diop, the larger of Senegal's two public universities, and he began thinking about how to teach racism to Africans last year when he was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Californa at Irvine. One day, at a seminar on teaching slavery, he says, "I realized that slavery in the American context was quite different. In Senegal, people associate slavery with economic and social factors, not skin color". Dr.Ndongo developed the course on racism to help his students -- many of whom are studying English in hopes of landing a better job -- to understand the complexities of race in American society.
What Does it Mean to Teach Diversity in Rural Minnesota by Anne J. Aby, Worthington Community College
Aby reports that, "diversity issues dealing with race, class and gender are now represented in many of our course offerings even at this fairly racially homogenous college located in a demographically changing region". As she describes the changes she has seen in WCC courses and ways of making diversity visible to students, she concludes, "while many might assume that the region lacks, then, even racial/ethnic diversity, diversity is, in fact, all around our campus".
Ways to Teach in Diverse Settings "Diversity in the Classroom" Home Page, Arizona State University
Coordinated by the ASU's Intergroup Relations Center, this site offers a set of resources for faculty and teaching assistants to help manage classroom diversity and achieve desired educational outcomes including critical thinking, cultural awareness, intergroup understanding, global awareness, cross-cultural understanding, personal and social identity development, decrease in prejudice and discrimination, empathy, development of a broader worldview, and intercultural friendships.
Building Creativity and Collaboration in Diverse Classrooms
by Jose Calderon, Associate Professor in Sociology and Chicano Studies, Pitzer College
Professor Calderon describes the use of creative cultural media in his sociology classes to connect the theoretical with the practical and build collaborative learning and cooperative ethnic relations.
An Essay on a Wickedly Powerful Word
Keith Woods for The Poynter Institute For Media Studies on the use and meaning of the "n-word".
and Education Forum: What Difference Does Difference Make?
Student Experience: What Faculty and Campus Leaders Need to Know by Diana
Alvarado, Research Associate, AAC&U
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