Sources for Teaching Diversity

This page offers a collection of online resources and journal articles primarily for faculty engaged in discussions of diversity and cultural pluralism in the classroom. These sources provide useful methods for syllabi development and design, particularly around issues of “engaging difference” and multiculturalism. Articles describe the best practices for teaching college students to think critically and dynamically about social, cultural, and religious diversity.
Curtis, M.S. and Herrington, A.J., “Diversity in Required Writing Courses,” New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 1992, Volume 52, 71-84. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tl.37219925208/abstract

Hunt, J.A., “Monoculturalism to Multiculturalism: Lessons from Three Public Universities,” New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 1992, Volume 52, 71-84. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tl.37219925210/abstract

Marchesani, L.; Adams, M., “Dynamics of Diversity in the Teaching-Learning Process: A Faculty Development Model for Analysis and Action.” New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 1992, Volume 52.
The authors describe a four-part model of teaching and learning that have particular relevance to social and cultural diversity in college. Authors focus on students, the instructor, course content, and teaching methods.

Schmitz. B., “Cultural Pluralism and Core Curricula.” New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 1992, Volume 52, 61-69. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tl.37219925207/abstract
The author explores conceptual issues with incorporating cultural pluralism in the core curriculum and describes useful tools for planning new curricula.

University of Michigan, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
http://www.crlt.umich.edu/gsis/p3_1
A web resource for teachers to create inclusive classrooms it outlines various methods for engaging students and lists instructional strategies.

Vanderbilt University, Center for Teaching
http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/diversity/
 
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