Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education

December 24, 2019 - Comment

Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre- and in-service educators an opportunity to analyze and reflect upon a variety of realistic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. The accessibly written cases allow educators to practice the process of considering a range of contextual factors, checking their own biases, and

Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre- and in-service educators an opportunity to analyze and reflect upon a variety of realistic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. The accessibly written cases allow educators to practice the process of considering a range of contextual factors, checking their own biases, and making immediate- and longer-term decisions about how to create and sustain equitable learning environments for all students. This revised edition adds ten new cases to offer greater coverage of elementary education, as well as topics such as body-shaming, Black Lives Matter, and transgender oppression. Existing cases have been updated to reflect new societal contexts, and streamlined for ease-of-use.

The book begins with a seven-point process for examining case studies. Largely lacking from existing case study collections, this framework 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 present everyday examples of the ways in which racism, sexism, homophobia and heterosexism, class inequities, language bias, religious-based oppression, and other equity and diversity concerns affect students, teachers, families, and other members of our school communities. They involve classroom issues that are relevant to all grade levels and content areas, allowing significant flexibility in how and with whom they are used. Although organized topically, the intersections of these issues are stressed throughout the cases, reflecting the complexities of real-life scenarios. All cases conclude with a series of questions to guide discussion and a section of facilitator notes, called ‘Points for Consideration.’ This unique feature provides valuable insight for understanding the complexities of each case.

Comments

Anonymous says:

Clearly pushing a political agenda I had to use this as the course text for one of the classes in my master’s of education program. I am accustomed to topics in education being generally liberal but this book was ridiculous. The authors were very clearly pushing a political agenda. I call this book nothing short of liberal brainwashing and propaganda. The only reason I purchased and used it was because it was required for the course assignments. Wish I could have saved my money (for both the book and the class).

Anonymous says:

Best read for those who profess to be “doing equity” This text is a must read for any person engaging in equity; students, teachers and school leaders in K-12 and higher education will especially benefit, but this book seems universal to me in that the approach could and should be applied in settings outside of schools, too. Using an equity literacy framework, the book offers cases that allow the reader to critically analyze and detect inequity, consider multiple perspectives and generate action steps to become “a threat to inequity.”

Anonymous says:

Great read for new professionals in Higher Ed I’ve been in the field for 8 years, and I love these case studies. This new edition is great for mid-level professionals and new professionals alike! I enjoyed reading on new trends and sharing with co-workers to see what they would do in these situations.

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