Diversity and the New Teacher

Catherine Cornbleth and James A. Banks

P/B • 192 pages
ISBN 9780807748961

Learning From Experience in Urban Schools

In this extraordinary volume, veteran teacher educator and internationally respected scholar Catherine Cornbleth examines one of the most challenging issues for new teachers—how to effectively teach a diverse student population. Cornbleth weaves the voices and experiences of student teachers from urban elementary and high schools into her own analysis. She invites new and prospective teachers (especially white teachers from middle-class homes) to draw on these experiences to explore working more constructively with students different from themselves, and to succeed in schools different than their own. She also speaks to teacher educators about their role in preparing new teachers to face increasing diversity in public schools.

Featuring vignettes and interviews, this book:

  • Offers in-depth descriptions of the issues white student teachers confront as they teach in urban settings.
  • Provides insight and advice to help strengthen relationships between racially, socioeconomically, and culturally dissimilar students and teachers.
  • Examines the successes and failures teachers experience when engaging diverse groups of students in meaningful academic learning.
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