Publication Date: May 8, 2003
Series: Multicultural Education Series
Educating Teachers for Diversity addresses the complex issues of how culture, race and ethnicity, and social class influence the teaching and learning processes. The author provides not only an analysis of current conditions and reforms in education, but also offers suggestions and practices for improving educational outcomes for all children.
Tackling hard truths and controversial issues head on, the author:
Jacqueline Jordan Irvine is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Urban Education in the Division of Educational Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. Her books include Growing Up African American in Catholic Schools.
“In this insightful and wise book, Jacqueline Jordan Irvine reflects on topics ranging from the preparation of future teachers for urban schools to the role of colleges of education in current reform efforts. Debunking both taken-for-granted assumptions and facile answers to complex problems, she insists instead on focusing on what really matters: caring for and about the most vulnerable and forgotten children in our schools. Anyone interested in the future of public education today would do well to read this book.
— Sonia Nieto, author of The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities
“This is a book to be read by education school faculty and administrators. It offers a design for the revitalization of teacher education that needs to be carefully considered…it is an agenda that must be pursued.”
— David G. Imig, President and CEO, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education