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The Resource Classroom in conflict : teaching controversial subjects in a diverse society, John A. Williams

Classroom in conflict : teaching controversial subjects in a diverse society, John A. Williams

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Classroom in conflict : teaching controversial subjects in a diverse society
Title
Classroom in conflict
Title remainder
teaching controversial subjects in a diverse society
Statement of responsibility
John A. Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book transcends recent debates about political correctness to address the underlying problems of teaching controversial subjects in the college and university history classroom. The author criticizes both sides of the debate, rejecting, on the one hand, calls for a uniform, chronological history curriculum and, on the other hand, claims that only ethnic or racial "insiders" are qualified to teach about their communities." "In chapters on colonial, comparative, and African history, Williams applies the concept of "Gandhian truth" to historical subjects, moving through tentative and flexible perspectives to achieve a complex picture of historical episodes. And in chapters on imperialism, nationalism, racism, and the problem of "the other," he discusses the difficult and contingent nature of conceptual language. In the second half of the book, he addresses framing rules of discussion by which sensitive issues can be discussed with diverse audiences, the relationship of American pluralism to a world perspective, and what can be accomplished through an education in pluralism."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1935-
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Williams, John A.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series, the philosophy of education
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  • College teaching
  • Educational sociology
  • Multiculturalism
  • History
Label
Classroom in conflict : teaching controversial subjects in a diverse society, John A. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One classroom: an introduction -- Conflicting views of the classroom revolution -- The teacher's pitch and the student audience -- Insiders and outsiders -- The colonizer and the colonized -- The uses of comparative history -- Teaching a racially sensitive subject -- On understanding the South African freedom struggle -- Imperialism -- Nationalism and racism: the keywords -- Structures of argument in African history -- The other: the problem of authenticity -- The world context of American pluralism -- Learning in the pluralist classroom -- The rules of discussion -- In pursuit of pluralism
Control code
29478442
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 204 pages
Isbn
9780791421192
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93042768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1170587
Label
Classroom in conflict : teaching controversial subjects in a diverse society, John A. Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One classroom: an introduction -- Conflicting views of the classroom revolution -- The teacher's pitch and the student audience -- Insiders and outsiders -- The colonizer and the colonized -- The uses of comparative history -- Teaching a racially sensitive subject -- On understanding the South African freedom struggle -- Imperialism -- Nationalism and racism: the keywords -- Structures of argument in African history -- The other: the problem of authenticity -- The world context of American pluralism -- Learning in the pluralist classroom -- The rules of discussion -- In pursuit of pluralism
Control code
29478442
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 204 pages
Isbn
9780791421192
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93042768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1170587

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