Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice

Editors: Maurianne Adams, Lee Anne Bell, Diane Goodman, Khyati Y. Joshi

To public debates full of heat, TDSJ brings light: the insights of scholars whose life’s work is helping teachers and students thrive in diverse 21st century classrooms.

Since its first edition, published two decades ago, Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice has been the definitive source book of theoretical foundations, pedagogical and design frameworks, and curricular models for social justice teaching practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, this third edition continues in the tradition of its predecessors to cover the most relevant issues and controversies in social justice education in a practical, hands-on format. Filled with ready-to-apply activities and discussion questions, this book provides teachers and facilitators with an accessible pedagogical approach to issues of oppression in classrooms. The revised edition also focuses on providing students the tools needed to apply their learning about these issues.

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Chapter 1: Theoretical Foundations for Social Justice Education
Lee Anne Bell


Chapter 2: Pedagogical Foundations for Social Justice Education
Maurianne Adams


Chapter 3: Design and Facilitation
Lee Anne Bell, Diane J. Goodman, and Mathew L. Ouellett


Chapter 4: Getting Started: Core Concepts for Social Justice Education
Maurianne Adams and Ximena Zúñiga


Chapter 5: Racism and White Privilege
Lee Anne Bell, Michael S. Funk, Khyati Y. Joshi and Marjorie Valdivia


Chapter 6: Sexism, Heterosexism, and Trans* Oppression: An Integrated Perspective
Chase J. Catalano and Pat Griffin


Chapter 7: Classism
Maurianne Adams, Larissa Hopkins, and Davey Shlasko


Chapter 8: Religious Oppression
Maurianne Adams and Khyati Y. Joshi


Chapter 9: Ableism
Benjamin Ostiguy, Madeline L. Peters, and Davey Shlasko


Chapter 10: Youth Oppression and Elder Oppression
Keri DeJong and Barbara Love


Chapter 11: Online and Blended Pedagogy in Social Justice Education
Andrea Dre Domingue


Chapter 12: Critical Self-Knowledge for Social Justice Educators
Lee Anne Bell, Diane J. Goodman, and Rani Varghese


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