Banks, James A. (1987).
Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies
. Newton, Massachusetts, Allyn and Bacon, Inc.
Includes the philosophy, and rational in the implementation and evaluation of a sound multiethnic curriculum. It is divided in sections covering the most important ethnic groups that make up the American society. Great source of bibliographic references including videotapes and films.
Cocking, Patricia M. Greenfield; Rodney R. (1994).
Cross-cultural Roots of Minority
. Hillsdale, New Jersey, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
A collection of readings in the field of developmental psychology focused on the study and reflection of findings on cross-cultural and racial/ethnic comparative research.
Cummins, Jim (1993). Empowerment Through Biliteracy.
The Power of Two
Languages. Literacy and Biliteracy for Spanish-Speaking Students
. Josefina Villamil Tinajero and Alma Flor Ada. New York Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
A critical view of the way that the education status-quo perseveres in creating and maintaining the power structures. In this article, Cummins challenges the coercive relations of power in the educational system and offers solutions.
Delpit, Lisa (1995).
Other People’s Children. Cultural Conflict in the Classroom
. New York, The New Press.
A collection of essays which address controversial issues challenging popular approaches to literacy. Includes a description of the results of research on the views and attitudes of teachers of color about their teacher education, and provides some thoughts on solutions and directions for the future as educators.
Gibbs, Jeanne (1994).
Tribes. A New Way of Learning Together
. Santa Rosa, CA, Center Source Publications.
Based in the idea that we live in a society with a wide diversity of cultures and that we need to create safe environments that reflect the society at large. The book provides the reader with the philosophy and background of this approach to teaching. It also includes a series of lessons and their rational in a classroom based on the idea of a classroom as a tribe.
Ingraham, Phoebe Bell (1997).
Creating and Managing Learning Centers: a Thematic
. Peterborough, New Hampshire, Crystal Spring Books.
Walks the teacher through the creation and implementation of learning centers tied to curriculum requirements in the classroom. It includes examples and activities.
Kagan, Spencer (1992).
. San Juan Capistrano, CA, Kagan Cooperative Learning.
Originally titled Cooperative Learning Resources for Teachers, has proven to be a great source of methods and designs in creating and implementing a safe, environment open to diversity where learning can take place.
Mamchur, Carolyn (1996).
A Teacher’s Guide to Cognitive Type Theory and Learning
, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
As the title implies, this books is an up to date guide on the latest theory on cognitive type and learning style which will be a center point of my study as it reflects in other areas of the curriculum.
Marantz, Sylvia and Kenneth (1994).
Multicultural Picture Books: Art for
. Worthington, Ohio, Linworth Publishing Inc.
A great source of children’s literature divided by continents and within continents by countries. It has a good introduction on the rational of having picture books depicting many cultures, as well as how to define and evaluate a multicultural picture book.
Robert Slavin, Shlomo Sharan, Spencer Kagan, Rachel H. Lazarowitz, Clark Webb, and Richard Schmuck, Ed. (1985).
Learning to Cooperate, Cooperating to Learn
. New York, Plenum Press.
This is a revised collection of papers presented at the 2nd Conference of the International Association of Cooperation in Education, in July 1982.
Samples, Bob (1994). “Instructional diversity.”
The Science Teacher
61 (February 1994): 14-17.
Based on brain research findings, the article describes in brief learning modalities, learning styles, and how to foster diversity into the science curriculum. It offers a very concise and helpful figure which can be used in the planning of all curricular areas.
Sandhu, Daya Singh (1994). Cultural Diversity in Classrooms: What teachers need to know, ERIC Document Reproduction Service.
Through the use of tables, describes the comparisons and differences of global values, between East and West cultures; between diverse and traditional students; learning style differences in cultures; cultural differences in communication as well as taboos. It is followed by a three-step model geared towards the development of culturally responsive teaching.
Sandhu, Daya Singh (1994). Culturally Specific Learning Styles: Some suggestions for teachers., ERIC Document Reproduction Service.
A review of literature related to learning styles including useful summaries with comparisons of people in different domains, cognitive styles and learning styles. A good beginning in learning about culturally specific learning styles.
Shaw, Vanston (1992).
Community building in the Classroom
. San Juan Capistrano, Kagan Cooperative Learning.
The premise of the book is that cooperative learning is a powerful tool to teach students the relational skills they will need to function in the 21st century. Includes a how-to guide to instruction on team building and conflict resolution skills in the creation of a cooperative learning environment. A very good source of already created cooperative lessons and activities ready to be implemented for all grade levels.