Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development

Teaching for Change

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Designed for teachers, administrators, students, and parents, this interdisciplinary guide offers lessons and reading developed by teachers that show how to do the following: analyze the roots of racism; investigate the impact of racism on all our lives, our families, and our communities; examine the relationship between racism and other forms of oppression such as sexism, classism, and heterosexism; and learn to work to dismantle racism in our schools, communities, and the wider society. The book is divided into ten sections: (a) "School Staff, Family and Community Development," which provides lessons and readings for staff development and articles by practitioners sharing insights from their work; (b) "Reading Between the Lines: Critical Literacy," which discusses biases in textbooks and in the media; (c) "Language," which explores racism in the English language and bilingual education; (d) "Lessons for the Classroom," includes teaching suggestions for early childhood through secondary school and range from lessons about the genocide of Native Americans to understanding the electoral process; (e) "Technology"; (f) "School-wide Activities"; (g) "Holidays and Heritage"; (h) "Talking Back," which discusses challenging racism and students' protests; and (i) a glossary.
 

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Teaching for Change. Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development (1997). Teaching for Change: Washington, DC. (463 pages).

Sponsoring Agency: The Center for Language Minority Education and Research (CLMER) at California State University, Long Beach; ARCO Foundation; Pacific Southwest Regional Technology in Education Consoritium (PSRTEC)

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(The CLAS reviews are based on the 1997 version, a new 2002 edition is now available )

Teaching for Change
P.O. Box 73038
Washington, DC
20056

Phone: (800) 763-9131

Email: orders@teachingforchange.org
URL: http://www.teachingforchange.org

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