Publication Date: March 2, 2006
Series: Multicultural Education Series
This book describes a different approach to teacher education, designed to create “carriers of the torch”—teachers who have a sense of efficacy and the attitudes, dispositions, and skills necessary to teach students from diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. Through her examination of teacher change and teacher education in two countries—the United States and South Africa—the author proposes new ways to prepare teachers for a rapidly changing global society.
Presenting the story of a dynamically successful program that was developed and implemented with over a hundred U.S. and South African teachers, this book shows us how to:
Arnetha F. Ball is Associate Professor of Education at Stanford University and has served as an Academic Specialist for the U.S. Information Services Program in South Africa.
“The stories Arnetha Ball tells here should do more than prod us to deeper thinking.”
—From the Foreword by Shirley Brice Heath
“This groundbreaking book provides both researchers and practitioners a compelling global perspective on the complexities of teachers’ work with marginalized students from different racial and linguistic backgrounds. Brilliantly written and theoretically sound, this volume will be the seminal handbook for educators committed to social change.”
Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Emory University
“Multicultural Strategies for Education and Social Change
reminds us of the common faces of oppression and struggle. Whether one is a few years out of apartheid or four decades out of it, segregation, isolation, and encapsulation look very much alike. This is the book teacher educators have been waiting for and our societies have hungered for.”
Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin, Madison