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White Teachers / Diverse Classrooms: A Guide to Building Inclusive Schools, Promoting High Expectations, and Eliminating Racism (White Teachers / Diverse Classrooms Companion Products)

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"The preparation of a highly qualified teacher workforce has become a national priority. In an unusual turn, the discussion of 'quality' has centered solely on forms of knowledge and the ability to show the acquisition and demonstration of content and competencies. The place and importance of dispositions and clinical skill in teacher practice are largely absent from the national discourse. White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms is an intellectually rich conversation starter. This book explores the myriad considerations needed to create schools that serve all learners. Chief among the requirements is highly qualified teachers - those who are committed to advancing the intellectual development of all learners because each one has the potential to do great things." - Sharon P. Robinson, President and CEO, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education "When people read the title of this book, their initial reaction might be that this is another 'blame game.' However, this book is about one of the most persistent and well documented fault lines in our schools: the educational achievement gap between minority and non-minority students and the critical role of all teachers, particularly white teachers, in eliminating it. White Teachers / Diverse Classrooms is both a practical road map and an appeal to all teachers to re-dedicate themselves to ensuring that all students are prepared and can meet high educational standards - not simply for their sake, but for the future of America and all of her citizens." - Mary H. Futrell, Dean of the Graduate School of Education & Human Development, The George Washington University and former president of the National Education Association"

About the Author

Julie Landsman has taught in Minneapolis Public Schools for 25 years. She has also been a visiting Professor at Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota, and an adjunct professor at Hamline University and Metro State University in St. Paul. She has published numerous articles in journals such as Educational Leadership and Teachers and Writers Collaborative. She is the author of Basic Needs: A Year With Street Kids in a City School; A White Teacher Talks About Race; and Growing Up White: A Veteran Teacher Reflects on Racism, all three published by Rowman Education. She has also published behavior guide called Tips For Creating a Manageable Classroom with Milkweed Editions. Julie Landsman authored Welcome To Your Life: Writings for the Heart of Young America, with David Haynes also with Milkweed. She also edited From Darkness to Light, Teens Write About Overcoming Trouble, with Fairview Press. Julie writes poetry and fiction and recently won the New Letters Prize for her short story, “Suspension”. She is currently co-editing a new book for Stylus with Robert Simmons and Steven Grineski entitled Going Deeper: Ideas From The Field For Having Open and Honest Conversations About Race. (tentative title) Julie is a frequent speaker and consultant around the country and abroad. She can be reached by email at or through her website at

Chance W. Lewis is the Houston Endowment Inc., Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Urban Education and the Co-Director of the urban education graduate program in the College of Education at Texas A&M University. Additionally, Dr. Lewis is the Co-Director of the Center for Urban School Partnerships at Texas A&M University. Dr. Lewis also serves as the Deputy Director for the Center of African American Research and Policy (CAARP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his career, Dr. Lewis has over 100 publications include over 50 refereed journal articles in some of the leading academic journals in the field of urban education and teacher education. Additionally, he has received over $4 million in external research funds to support his research. To date, Dr. Lewis has author/co-authored/co-edited 4 books: White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms: A Guide for Building Inclusive Schools, Eliminating Racism and Promoting High Expectations (Stylus, 2006), The Dilemmas of Being an African American Male in the New Millennium: Solutions for Life Transformation; An Educator’s Guide to Working with African American Students: Strategies for Promoting Academic Success (Infinity, 2008); and Transforming Teacher Education: What Went Wrong with Teacher Training and How We Can Fix It (Stylus, 2010). Finally, Dr. Lewis has provided consultative services (i.e., professional development and research services) to over 100 school districts and universities across the United States and Canada. Dr. Lewis can be reached by e-mail at or via his website at

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Product Details

  • Series: White Teachers / Diverse Classrooms Companion Products
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Stylus Publishing (April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579221475
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579221478
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #658,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Candace E. Slobodnik on August 2, 2006
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An excellent collection of essays by renowned authors. A great tool for any classroom where diversity exists, and the teacher values the creation of a climate of tolerance.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Baer on February 8, 2010
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This book was an easy read and provided great insight. I would recommend this book to all teachers.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miss Lisa on January 12, 2011
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Excellent book for every educator. White teachers and black teachers do not be afraid of the title. The book is awesome! I also had the opportunity to meet Dr. Lewis. Excellent!!!!
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