Teaching Anti-Fascism: A Critical Multicultural Pedagogy for Civic Engagement
This timely book examines how fascist ideology has taken hold among certain segments of American society and how this can be addressed in curriculum and instruction. Vavrus presents middle, secondary, and college educators and their students with a conceptual framework for enacting a critical multicultural pedagogy by analyzing discriminatory discourse and recommending civic anti-fascist steps that teachers and students can take right now. For teacher education programs and policymakers, anti-fascist civic assessment rubrics are provided. To help clarify contemporary debates over what can be taught in public schools, an advance organizer highlights contested and misunderstood terminology.
Intersectionality of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Teaching and Teacher Education
“The authors of Intersectionality of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Teaching and Teacher Education provide compelling profiles, persuasive arguments, and substantiating evidence that marginalized individuals and groups in the U.S. experience many different oppressions and exploitations simultaneously, or they routinely encounter multiple, interconnected, and inseparable marginalities.”
—From the Foreword by Geneva Gay, Professor of Education at the University of Washington- Seattle, and author of Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Practice, & Research
Diversity and Education: A Critical Multicultural Approach
“Diversity and Education can not only help us have conversations about racism, institutionalized oppression, and cultural fear, it can also offer an intervention that can move readers towards a deeper critical consciousness about diversity and multicultural education in their own lives.”
—From the Foreword by Wayne Au, associate professor at the University of Washington- Bothell, and an editor for Rethinking Schools
Transforming the Multicultural Education of Teachers: Theory, Research, and Practice
Recognizing the responsibility institutions have to prepare teachers for today’s diverse classrooms, Vavrus shows us how to incorporate transformative multicultural education into teacher education curriculum, pedagogy, and evaluation. Placing race, racism, anti-racism, and democracy at the center of his analyses and recommendations, this volume provides:
- Concrete structural suggestions for including transformative multicultural education in higher education and K–12 in-service programs.
- A multicultural critique of new NCATE accreditation standards for teacher education programs that offers re-conceptualized assessment procedures.
- The historical roots of transformative multicultural education that incorporates issues of white privilege and racialized color-blindness, anti-racist pedagogy, racial identity among teachers, and “critical race theory.”
- A discussion of globalization that emphasizes its contemporary economic effects on social and educational inequities.