Field Experience: Strategies for Exploring Diversity in Schools

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Upon completing this book and engaging in its various activities, readers will become more sensitive to cultural issues surrounding their classroom curriculum and instruction. Based upon action research and constr uctivist principles, this book helps readers understand (1) how their own personal biographies relate to classroom instruction, (2) how unintentional cultural bias can greatly impact their studentsÕ willingness to learn, and (3) how diversity surroun ds every moment in todayÕs classrooms.

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Based upon action research and constructivist principles, this book helps readers understand (1) how their own personal biographies relate to classroom instruction, (2) how unintentional cultural bias can greatly impact their students' willingness to learn, and (3) how diversity surrounds every moment in today's classrooms. Upon completing the text and engaging in its various activities, readers will become more sensitive to cultural issues surrounding their classroom curriculum and instruction.

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Stanley J. Zehm was Professor and former Chair of Instructional and Curricular Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, prior to his death in 1999. He also worked as Adjunct Professor at Heritage College, where he had previously served as Dean of Education. He worked as both an elementary and secondary teacher for 15 years and as a counselor, and he held several administrative positions, including superintendent. He earned his doctorate in English education from Stanford University. He also possessed degrees and specialized training in philosophy, counseling, English, and theology. In addition to his experience in schools, he practiced as a family and child counselor. He was the author of numerous articles in professional journals, as well as several books for teachers and school administrators.

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