White Teacher Talks about Race by Julie Landsman - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Veteran teacher Julie Landsman leads the reader through a day of teaching and reflection about her work with high school...

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Details of White Teacher Talks about Race

Exact title of the book
White Teacher Talks about Race
Book author
Julie Landsman
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
171 pages
Language
English
Published
February 1st 2005 by Rowman & Littlefield Education
File size (in PDF)
684 kB
White Teacher Talks about Race

Some brief overview of book

Veteran teacher Julie Landsman leads the reader through a day of teaching and reflection about her work with high school students who are from a variety of cultures. She speaks honestly about issues of race, poverty, institutional responsibility, and white privilege by engaging the reader in the experiences of a day in the classroom with some of her remarkable students. Throughout the day, we meet bigotry head-on, struggle with questions of racial identity, and find cultural conflict in the corridors of the school building.

Along the way, we come face to face with Tyrone, a young African-American student grappling with the realities of discrimination in suburbia. We encounter Sheila, a teenage mother struggling to raise her baby in poverty, and we get to know Sarah, a white girl living on the streets of Minneapolis. Through the author's eyes, we begin to understand the complexities of teaching in today's society and we learn within the pages of this book, if only just for a moment, what it feels like to be the other.