Teaching and Social Justice: Integrating Multicultural and Feminist Theories in the Classroom
Teaching effectively about social justice requires flexibility and willingness to teach at "borders" where various multicultural and feminists identities and theories meet. Using interdisciplinary scholarship, this volume links ideas that often remain disconnected or isolated from each other because of the priorities of different disciplines as well as the tendency to emphasize one social location (e.g., gender, race, sexual orientation) over others.
Teaching and Social Justice provides psychologists and educators with a foundation to create their own multicultural feminist pedagogy. The volume challenges them with self-reflection and thought-provoking questions such as:
- How does one's multicultural or feminist theoretical orientation influence how one teaches social justice?
- How does this influence the manner in which one teaches about diversity issues?
- How might one's theoretical position influence the organization and structure of the classroom, the interventions used, or classroom dynamics and learning?
- How might one's relationship with one's institution be affected?
The contributors to this volume represent diverse social identities related to race, ethnicity, class, religion, sexual orientation, and nationality, which adds to the richness of their perspectives on pedagogy.
Psychologists and educators who are interested in a theoretically grounded approach and interdisciplinary integration will find Teaching and Social Justice invaluable and captivating.