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Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation

Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation

By Nadine Dolby

Routledge – 2012 – 166 pages

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Description

Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation builds on the legacy of social justice multicultural education, while recognizing the considerable challenges of reaching today’s college students. By drawing on breakthrough research in two fields – neuroscience and animal studies – Nadine Dolby argues that empathy is an underlying element of all living beings. Dolby shows how this commonality can provide a scaffolding for building an exciting new approach to developing multicultural and global consciousness, one that has the potential to transform how our students see and relate to the world around them. This book features classroom vignettes and reflections, discussion of research with pre-service teachers on the concept of empathy, and pedagogical suggestions for fostering the new empathy in students.

Incorporating discussions of animal emotions, sustainability, and our responsibilities to all living creatures and the planet, Dolby challenges multicultural educators to rethink both curriculum and pedagogy and to begin new and bolder conversations about how empathy for humans, animals, and the planet must be part of a new approach to teaching.

Contents

1 Multicultural Teacher Education for a New Generation: The Challenge of Social Justice and the Rise of Empathy 2 Who Are Our Students? 3 Multicultural Teacher Education: Past, Present, and Future 4 The New Empathy: Rethinking Human Nature 5 Empathy for All: The Challenge for Multicultural Teacher Education 6 Reaching our Students: The Journey to Empathy 7 The Road from Empathy to Justice 8 A Pedagogy for Erin and Brittany: Towards a New Multicultural Teacher Education. Appendix. References

Author Bio

Nadine Dolby is Associate Professor, Curriculum Studies, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Purdue University.

Name: Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation: Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Nadine Dolby. Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation builds on the legacy of social justice multicultural education, while recognizing the considerable challenges of reaching today’s college students. By drawing on breakthrough research...
Categories: Multicultural Education, Education Studies, Teachers & Teacher Education