Publication Date: February 25, 2002
Series: Multicultural Education Series
In this skillfully crafted and engaging book, a group of student teachers—led by Linda Darling-Hammond—share their candid questions, concerns, dilemmas, and lessons learned about how to teach for social justice and social change. This text provides powerful examples of how Darling-Hammond and her students thoughtfully integrated diversity within a teacher education program—an excellent model for educators who are seeking ways to transform their teacher education programs to better prepare teachers to work effectively in multicultural classrooms.
The honest reflections, case studies, lessons, and projects described offer valuable tools to help teachers:
Linda Darling-Hammond is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and faculty sponsor for the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP). She received the 2022 Yidan Prize for Education Research. Jennifer French teaches English and social studies at Tennyson High School in Hayward, California. Silvia Paloma Garcia-Lopez is a social studies teacher at Santa Clara High School in Santa Clara, California.
“This book is a singular contribution to the multicultural education literature because it is one of the first publications to describe the voices, perspectives, and experiences of students learning to become teachers in diverse classrooms.”
—From the Series Foreword by James A. Banks