Open Minds to Equality

Open Minds to Equality

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An educator's sourcebook of activities to help students understand and change inequalities based on race, gender, class, age, language, sexual orientation, physical/mental ability, and religion. The activities also promote respect for diversity and interpersonal equality among students, fostering a classroom that is participatory, cooperative, and democratic. Learning activities are sequencedto build awareness and understanding. First, students develop skills for building trust, communication, and collaboration. Second, they learn to recognize stereotypes and discrimination and explore their presence in people's lives and in institutions. Finally, students create changes, gaining self-confidence and experiencing collective responsibility. This book is an essential resource for teachers, leaders in professional development, and curriculum specialists.A conflict between Chinese and Italian neighborhood children is resolved. (P) Hansen, Joyce. The Gift Giver. New York: Clarion, 2005. ... (P) Jimenez, Francisco. The Circuit and Breaking Through. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999 and 2002.

Title:Open Minds to Equality
Author:Nancy Schniedewind, Ellen Davidson
Publisher:Rethinking Schools - 2006-01-01


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